Screentime in the #COVID19 Pandemic #DigitalParenting

So you’ve discovered the delights of chats via Zoom, Facetime, Skype, Houseparty, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or one of other communication apps that have become familiar options over the last few weeks! Think about the opportunities this has allowed you to continue to connect with family and friends, or, as I have found, even more contact that I may have expected when I am on the other side of the world from many friends! In the…

[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…

[MEDIA] Talking about new @Ofcom Report with @BBC_Cumbria

Ofcom today have released their latest Children and parents: media use and attitudes report, and I've just been speaking to Emma Borthwick on BBC Radio Cumbria about that: Key findings TV sets and tablets dominate device use, but time spent watching TV on a TV set (broadcast or on demand) is decreasing The viewing landscape is complex, with half of 5-15s watching OTT television services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV YouTube is…

[MEDIA] Talking #Screentime on @bbc5Live with @GeoffLloyd, @Jo_Frost and @sophiemccartney

So, it was a long day yesterday, with an interview before 8am with Premier Radio, another with Hits Radio whilst attending my 'Where Now?' course at Maggies, another with BBC London Drivetime, and finally this just after 11pm with BBC 5 Live: I was in conversation with Jo Frost (SuperNanny - who had earlier retweeted this) and Sophie McCartney (which Google gives me her Ed Sheeran parody) and presenter Geoff Lloyd (whose Twitter account amuses…
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