[MEDIA] Discussing Cyber-Bullying with David Peek on @UCBMedia / @UCBNewsTeam

Today, I spoke to David Peek, from UCB Radio, as we approach the end of anti-bullying week. A survey for #Antibullyingweek2020 suggests online bullying is up 25% in a year - but with more of us spending more time online, how real is this rise - and can we do anything to combat the issue? We spoke with @drbexl - listen ?: https://t.co/BBaplVIVAD / @UCBMedia — UCB News (@UCBNewsTeam) November 20, 2020 Some of the…

[MEDIA] Conversation with @BeckyWant on @BBCRadioManc re Cancer and COVID (and Week 4 of Treatment)

As you may be aware, including from my BBC Radio 5 and BBC Radio 4 programmes, one of many things that has been disrupted by coronavirus, is cancer treatment - both initial diagnostics, and the ongoing treatment for those of us with incurable cancer ... Breakfast Show, BBC Radio Manchester Anyway, Friday morning, I was up early to chat to Becky Want (and immediately fell asleep again) at just after 7:10am (go to 1:11, through…

[MEDIA] ‘Jesus Tok’: Kanye West seeks to launch Christian TikTok after being ‘disturbed’ by videos on @PremierRadio

Yes, I may have had chemo yesterday, but was pleased to be given the opportunity to comment on this story around Kanye West and Tik-Tok this morning. An extract from what I said: In response to Kanye's announcement, Bex Lewis, Digital Marketing lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University told Premier Christian News: "There's always someone trying to make a Christian version of something. And I don't think it really works. "I think it kind of sends us off…

[MEDIA] Chatting with @PaulHUCB re Tracking Apps and Social Media in #Coronavirus Times

This evening (morning UK time), I had a chat with Paul Hammond on UCB Radio The conversation was triggered by the UK planning to produce a COVID tracking app (see Business Insider, or UnHerd), and whether it's the 'thin end of the wedge' re privacy. There's also an app that was developed by teams working with King's College that I know a number of people have voluntarily used. We then went onto talk about how…

[MEDIA] Talking about @Ofcom new Regulatory Powers with @PremierRadio

This morning it has been announced that Ofcom will have new regulatory powers with regards to online safety. See BBC, Guardian, Financial Times. I'll be on Premier Radio around 1.20pm speaking about this. <added afterwards> My thoughts so far: Cautiously optimistic (as the details are not yet clear) - as part of the mix of making digital a positive place to be. Wary about the global nature of technology, so be interesting to see how much…
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