Supporting @iRightsUK [#DigitalParenting]

After my work with Girlguiding, I was pleased to be invited to support iRights, which introduces itself as "Enabling children and young people to access the Internet creatively, knowledegeably and fearlessly", with more information as below: The internet has become the decisive organising technology of our world. No child or young person should be left out of the huge opportunity it represents.   Children and young people are often presented as digital natives – with fast…

[MEDIA] Radio Interviews re @MarthaLaneFox #DimblebyLecture and @NSPCC Report

First thing spotted on the phone this morning - an invitation to comment on Martha Lane-Fox's statement that we have no choice but to engage with the internet: listen to ‘Pros and Cons of the Internet after #DimblebyLecture for BBC Tees ’ on audioBoom Then there was a Tweet from one of the producers at Radio 5 Live, which resulted in this conversation: listen to ‘Discussing Children, Porn and the Internet with @bbcfivelive’ on audioBoom And…

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 6: Ethics) #DigiHuman

6/6: Ethics http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p7yg3 If a driverless car has to choose between crashing you into a school bus or a wall who do you want to be programming that decision? Aleks Krotoski explores ethics in technology. Join Aleks as she finds out if it's even possible for a device to 'behave' in a morally prescribed way through looking at attempts to make a smart phone 'kosher'. But nothing captures the conundrum quite like the ethical questions…

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 5: Maps) #DigiHuman

5/6: Maps http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04nrmgs Aleks Krotoski examines what digital mapping has meant for our understanding of the world. Are we always aware of the decisions that make them look the way they do? Traditionally of course maps are as "authored" as anything else. As Simon Garfield writer of On the Map: Why the world looks the way it does , explains we should think of maps like the biography of a famous person; highly subjective and…