Yesterday, Premier asked if I would speak on the popular game Fortnite, especially in the light of the NSPCC concerns about ‘inappropriate contact’, and Matt Hancock’s comments about its addictiveness. Business Insider gives a useful overview of why the game is so popular, and BusinessCloud talks to a games developer who stresses ‘personal discipline’. I […]
Tuesday was Safer Internet Day, and I had a couple of chats with Cara Bentley, from Premier Radio and Paul Hammond, from UCB Radio – some overlaps, and some different angles so you can listen to both here: On UCB at 10.25am with Paul Hammond (note I work at Manchester Metropolitan University, not Manchester University) On […]
I got a call from Premier Radio this morning, asking if I’d seen the stories that Google Home doesn’t know who Jesus is, but does know who Buddha, Mohammed are, etc. I had quick trawl around the internet, and a bit of Facebook conversation (only visible to ‘friends’), this video demonstrates it quite well: That […]
I spoke briefly to Tola on Premier Radio about the new survey that has been done which indicates that children are getting fed up with social media and preferring ‘non-smart’ phones – sources of information were The Guardian and The Daily Mail. Some notes on this: What questions were asked in this survey, and what […]
I had a chat with Maria Rodrigues just before the summer holidays, talking about some of the issues and opportunities that parents might encounter regarding their children and online behaviour. You can listen to the 6.5 minutes here.