#DigitalParenting #MurderGames The Life and Death of Breck Bednar

This looks like a really important programme to watch - it's on in a couple of minutes on BBC3 - I met one of the people who worked on this docudrama last week. Even within this short video, it's clear that Breck Bednar's mother is not advocating for children to not be online, but that they be well educated by a peer/advocacy programme, so that people know the signs to look out for. My brief contribution to…

“Digital Natives lack online nous” says @Ofcom

A report was released by Ofcom yesterday into Children and Parents attitudes - and this was the accompanying press release (note, I'm not a particular fan of the term 'digital native', especially the way that it's used): Children increasingly trusting of information they find online One in ten believe everything they find on social media or apps is true Most 12-15s unaware that 'vloggers' can be paid to endorse products Children are becoming more trusting of…

[PRESS] On @PremierRadio : Children and Social Media, Gaming and Addiction

Earlier this morning I was live on Inspirational Breakfast for Premier Radio. Listen to the show online - I come in at about 8.10am. Take the opportunity to try Guardians of Ancora. *Note that I'm currently completing a chapter on how the digital has affected those working with those dealing with abuse, addiction and difficult behaviour for a second edition of The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction and Difficult Behaviour. 

Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 1) #FLdigitalkid15

This four-week course from the OU draws upon the expertise of a developmental psychologist, and a researcher in early literacy - both different aspects from mine, which comes from that of a social media/communications specialist looking at what children/those shaping their environment need to understand in order to 'enjoy the best and avoid the worst' online. Intro Video How is digital technology changing childhood - and how can adults keep up? Touch-screen = accessible, but…