[MEDIA] Talking about #NewFilters Report via @socialmediaAPPG on Young People, Social Media, Addiction on @TWRUK

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing has published its report on the Group’s Inquiry, “#NewFilters to manage the impact of social media on young people’s mental health and wellbeing”. This is the first national Inquiry specifically examining the impact of social media on the mental health and wellbeing of young people, which ran from April 2018 to January 2019. The report explores the positive and…

[MEDIA] Talking teens, social media, and ‘life worth living’ with @TWRuk

Do teens really think life isn’t worth living? @drbexl joins us to challenge the findings of a Prince’s Trust/YouGov report. Tune in to #TWRNewsDesk now or later at https://t.co/qTjX5w6bhj pic.twitter.com/juISliKHFL — TWR-UK (@TWRuk) February 9, 2019 The full programme can be found on the TWR site, or the story extract here (recorded Tuesday 5th, programme 9th): See related story in Rochdale Herald, and the story in the Guardian that I was responding to.

[MEDIA] Talking ‘How bad is social media for my mental health’ with @BBCRadio4 Beyond Today Podcast

Earlier today I recorded for the Beyond Today podcast on social media and mental health, and the moral panics that surround technology, when there are many other underlying factors which need far more attention: Listen to the interview   Some related links: Self-harm and social media: a knee-jerk ban on content could actually harm young people Six triggers of stress and depression in children and how you can help Reading the Riots on Twitter (Farida Vis) Suicide rates rise…

[MEDIA] Talking about the value of #SaferInternetDay2019 #SID2019 with @PremierRadio

Today is Safer Internet Day. Yesterday, I posted some content on the Manchester Met Uni news page.  Earlier today I was on TWRadio (still seeking the audio), in response to Anxiety on rise among the young in social media age, then I was on Premier News Hour talking about Safer Internet Day, and the value it has as a day: A couple of stories that I may have referred to were: The hospital selfie is the…

[MEDIA] Talking about WhatsApp Message Forwarding Limit @BBCWorldService

Yesterday, just a couple of hours after finding out I may have to have chemo again (not what I wanted to hear), I spoke to BBC World Service about WhatsApp limiting forwarding of messages I've had other things on my mind this week, and was asked questions about Zimbabwe which I'd missed. The programme was pre-recorded, with me having time to read a couple of articles: WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news (BBC) How…