#DigitalParenting Resource: Protecting Children’s Privacy Online with @comparitech

I like this resource looking at managing and protecting children’s privacy online. As they say ‘better to hear it from a parent than learn it from a stranger or God-knows-who online’. As I wrote in Raising Children in a Digital Age, conversation is key in managing your child’s use of digital (rather than burying your head […]

[MEDIA] Discussing the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ with @UCBNewsTeam

Yesterday, I spoke to UCB Radio about the new data legislation: People will get a new right to force social media companies and online traders to delete their personal data under laws to be brought forward by the government this summer. Matt Hancock, the minister for digital, said it would amount to a “right to […]

#SID2017 – Are people ‘over-sharenting’? #DigitalParenting

Safer Internet Day 2017 is tomorrow – on the theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet‘, encouraging all stakeholders to ‘join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially children and young people.’ This afternoon, I was contacted by BBC Radio Manchester about the possibility of […]

[RADIO] Talking About Danielle Lloyd @BBC5Live

Shortly after this picture was taken, I was on responding to the story about Danielle Lloyd sharing a photo on Instagram of her son with her new boyfriend – as shared by a number of news outlets, including The Daily Mail. The other participant in the conversation, Ben, had had ‘an amicable divorce’ and was giving […]

#SID2016: 11 Tips for Limiting Cloned Social Media Accounts (@BBCNewcastle)

This morning, it’s Safer Internet Day (see #SID2015), and I arranged to chat to BBC Radio Newcastle about a story they are featuring, involving a Newcastle woman whose Instagram account was cloned by a 15-year-old girl from down south, and then used to build fake accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and a dating profile. The 15-year-old […]