[MEDIA] ‘We need to stop demonising online communities’, with @PremierRadio

'Dr Lewis said the Church can model healthy and diverse communities, as they give us the opportunity to connect with people from all different perspectives and backgrounds, which we can then apply to our online conversations. "I think one of the things that can happen with social media is you end up connecting with only the people who think like you and you have to make a real effort to do that differently. So actually,…

[MEDIA] Talking about @Barnardos report with @PremierRadio and @HeartNorthWest

Barnardo's released a new report focusing upon screentime, addiction, mental health, online grooming, and cyberbullying ... Children as young as TWO using social media - and some are already addicted (Mirror) Children aged five and under at risk of internet addiction – Barnardo's (Guardian) Children as young as two using social media, charity warns as it raises fears of exposure to harmful content (Evening Standard) Eight-year-olds sexually exploited online, says Barnardo’s (Barnardo's) I was asked…

[MEDIA] Talking #Screentime with @CraigWakeling for #InspirationalBreakfast on @PremierRadio

Early this morning (for me, 7.50am), I was on Inspirational Breakfast talking about the new Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidelines on screentime, which I'm largely happy about, as it echoes what I said in my 2014 book Raising Children in a Digital Age, that we need to not panic so much around children's use of screens, and think about how it works individually, rather than having a set rate: Press Release I was responding…

[MEDIA] Talking ‘Smartphones cause family row every single day in British homes, study finds’ with @PremierRadio

A new study by Common Sense Media, introduced as: The New Normal: Parents, Teens, and Mobile Devices in the United Kingdom surveyed 1,200 U.K. parents and teens about their mobile device use and digital media habits. In addition to mobile devices being a daily source of distraction -- and, at times, conflict -- the results show the variety of ways that digital devices can affect the parent-teen dynamic. Despite reporting concerns about feelings of addiction, parents…
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