[WEBINAR] Digital Church Webinar: Online Church as Real Community

Online church is sometimes criticised for its lack of social presence – as being second-best to physical church as a way of gathering together. In this webinar, we hear from three theologians with different views on social presence and church community. Prof Deanna Thompson Dr Bex Lewis (me!) Kay Morgan-Gurr and Pastor V Teejay from Pretoria.

[MEDIA] Talking about Social Media, Young People and the @socialmediaAPPG Report on @PremierRadio

So, the BBC published this story off the back of the report I blogged about earlier, highlighting: The report acknowledged there was still a lack of robust scientific evidence that social media actually causes mental health problems in young people, but it said precautionary measures should be taken to minimise any potential harm. The report's main recommendations include: creating a Social Media Health Alliance, funded by a 0.5% tax on the profits of social media companies,…

[MEDIA] Talking about the value of #SaferInternetDay2019 #SID2019 with @PremierRadio

Today is Safer Internet Day. Yesterday, I posted some content on the Manchester Met Uni news page.  Earlier today I was on TWRadio (still seeking the audio), in response to Anxiety on rise among the young in social media age, then I was on Premier News Hour talking about Safer Internet Day, and the value it has as a day: A couple of stories that I may have referred to were: The hospital selfie is the…