[MEDIA] Chatting with @PremierRadio ‘One in four young people addicted to smartphones claims new research, Christian academic says it raises bigger questions’

Yesterday some new research was released under headlines such as: 'Smartphone 'addiction': Young people 'panicky' when denied mobiles' (BBC) 'One in four children 'have problematic smartphone use' (Guardian) '23 per cent of young people show "problematic smartphone usage": report (Mobile Marketing Magazine) One in four teenagers ‘face mental health risk’ from phone addiction (The Times) Smartphone ‘Addiction’ Amongst Teens Is A Thing Now Oceans Vibe News A quarter of young people are 'problematic' smartphone users, King's…

[LIFE] Taking Time Out at #GB19

Well, wasn't Greenbelt 2019 fabulous. I always have lots of things listed to go to: I managed to go to: Friday: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) Lucy Spraggan Saturday: Caught the end of Nadia Bolz Weber 'A Shameless Conversation' Conversation with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Beer and Hymns Extra special was celebrating a Sara Batts upcoming wedding with our Dave Walker t-shirts: Russell Brand in Conversation Fantastic Negrito at Table *that…

[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 Social Media Etiquette, etc with @BBC5Live

Yesterday evening I spoke to Adrian Goldberg about a variety of social media stories on BBC 5 Live (and was listening just before I went on, when they had a story about teenagers/social media which I'd like to relisten to - sounded like whoever it was was making a whole load of sense): Story 1: Wedding Etiquette Story in Tatler My first thought before I read the story was respect what the bride/groom want in…

[MEDIA] Talking to @TWRuk about @ChurchofEngland Social Media Guidelines

Earlier today, the Church of England released guidelines for the use of social media within the church (and impacting the world more widely), and this was launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury on Facebook: This was covered in the Guardian, CNN, ITV, and other places. If you look back through my Slideshare, you'll see that I ran training for the Church of England (and other churches) in the past, before they got a digital team…
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