[MEDIA] Social media guidelines for young people to be drawn up #ScreenTime

In the news this weekend has been Matt Hancock's decision to suggest a limit, rather like an alcohol limit, for screentime. Essentially I don't have a problem with guidelines  (if they are based on research), helping people understand how they are using technology (the good and the bad habits), and how it's affecting them (for good or for bad), but it's the context of 'moral panic' around 'screentime' that is really frustrating, from parents, from government…

[MEDIA] Understanding social media terms & conditions with @UCBNewsTeam

This morning I had a chat with UCB Radio, in response to the story that Anne Longfield, the Children's Commissioner, has been pushing the social media companies to make their terms and conditions a lot clearer, in order to help users (including children) understand better what is happening with their data. A new jargon-busting guide's being given to schools - to help children understand terms and conditions on social media sites, because of concerns kids don't…

[MEDIA] “Schools and parents must work together to protect children online, says Christian social media expert” with @PremierRadio

I had a quick chat with Premier on the News Hour yesterday, regarding this story - which has an interesting set of headlines on: MSN; BBC; Guardian; Telegraph My thoughts pre-interview were: Agree need supportive digital environment, but needs govt, schools, parents, youthgroups, social media companies, etc. to all get involved, and definitely not just rely on schools Why I wrote RCIDA "hoping bad things wouldn't happen" - need to be informed, get involved, and the…
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