Cyber-abuse of academics via @timeshighered

People really have to get an idea that there are human beings behind all screens – here’s some comment on the particular situation for academics: My experiences, it seems, are far from unique. I am working on a joint University of York-University of Southampton research project; in our survey of 240 higher education sector professionals, […]

In the light of the Twitter Trolling Verdict #DigitalParenting

With all the news stories about Twitter trolls being sentenced, with the Evening Standard reporting that the defendant’s lawyer said: She is a victim of that, if nothing else – a victim of a lack of understanding of what this new technology can do and how powerful it is. John Carr, an advisor to the UK […]

[EXTRACTS]: #DigitalParenting on CyberBullying

A few extracts Increased time spent online will most likely increase exposure to negative experiences – but also the positive opportunities. Nancy Willard, a cyberbullying expert, calls for us to work on the “understanding that the vast majority of young people want to make good choices, do not want to be harmed, and do not […]

11 Stories About #DigitalParenting 17/12/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news… and I love this piece about a ‘tech-deprived childhood‘: Link between cyberbullying and teen suicides oversimplified, experts say: One of the threads tying their deaths together is a cause-and-effect link made by the media, politicians and parents between persistent […]