[WRITER] Contract for Second Edition ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’

So, I have recently signed another book contract, for Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst - the book that I expected to write and then move on (thanks Ali Hull for suggesting the book originally, and Rhoda Hardie for all the PR on it), but has led to many media appearances, speaking and other opportunities, and because it has done so well, a second edition is to be written whilst…

[MEDIA] Talking about @Barnardos report with @PremierRadio and @HeartNorthWest

Barnardo's released a new report focusing upon screentime, addiction, mental health, online grooming, and cyberbullying ... Children as young as TWO using social media - and some are already addicted (Mirror) Children aged five and under at risk of internet addiction – Barnardo's (Guardian) Children as young as two using social media, charity warns as it raises fears of exposure to harmful content (Evening Standard) Eight-year-olds sexually exploited online, says Barnardo’s (Barnardo's) I was asked…

[MEDIA] Talking about Alexa ‘Bedtime Reading’ with @EamonnHolmes on @talkRADIO

So, I was at MPA Thrive today, when I got a call from TalkRadio, asking if I would talk about the following story: More than a quarter of parents are relying on Alexa and other apps to tell their children a bedtime story so they don't have to, research suggests. Charity BookTrust surveyed 1,000 parents with children under-10 to find out whether late night reading was still a key part of the daily routine, and…

[MEDIA] Does your teenager have a secret burner phone? in @thetimes

I spoke to Michael Odell last week about the following story, which had been partly triggered by a story in the Wall Street Journal about the police in the USA saying 'every kid knows someone in their school they can get a burner phone from', and looking at this within a more British context: You can read the whole The Times article (behind paywall), but here is my 20 minute conversation bundled together into a…
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