[DIGITAL] New Media Literacy Bulletin from @Ofcom

July's media bulletin from @Ofcom was released today, highlighting four reports that Ofcom have produced - essential reading for understanding the UK's digital environment: Key finding from 'Adults: Media Use and Attitudes 2019' report from Ofcom: Mobile phones are increasingly integral to everyday life and half of adults now say, of all devices, they would miss their mobile phone the most. One in three adults never use a computer to go online and one in…

[RESEARCH] Quoted in Government Report on Social Media, Screen Use, and Health for @CommonsSTC

In April 2018 I had evidence accepted by the Select Commons Committee, investigating social media/screen use and young people's health. We have just published the Committee’s Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19, Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. Read it here: https://t.co/qVLOIM9qRF — Science and Technology Committee (@CommonsSTC) January 31, 2019 Today, the government published it's report on the Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health (PDF), and I have…

[FUNDING/RESEARCH/CANCER] Onto Second Round for Social Media Bid with @MacmillanCancer

Macmillan, a cancer charity, seeks to undertake research with impact, keen to invest 'in research that will deliver long term benefits for people living with cancer'. As someone who has found herself in 'the cancer world', and as a digital researcher, I was not surprised to find how helpful Facebook groups (along with other social media, and the occasional foray into an official forum) were in helping source information, especially when appointments with the medical…

[REPORT] The Real Digital Divide by @goodthingsfdn

  As I seek to encourage people to see the possibilities and the positives in digital technology, it's important to keep an eye on where the digital divide is (see recent Digital Leaders event), such as in this latest research: "The real digital divide?' report breaks down the demographics of people who are not gaining full benefit from the internet - either because they’re complete non-users, or that they’re using the internet in a limited way…
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