[MEDIA] Talking about #Screentime with @EddieNestorMBE on @BBCRadioLondon

Further to my pieces with Premier Radio and Hits Radio earlier, I then had a conversation with Eddie Nestor on Drivetime for BBC Radio London in response to the RCPCH report: In a UK first, we are launching guidance to help parents manage children’s #screentime. We believe that we need to “let parents be parents”, so our guidance supports parents in adjusting screen use based on what is important to them and their child: https://t.co/3q4ZC5Gpkq…

[MEDIA] Talking about #ScreenTime with @HitsMcrNews and @HeatRadio

Further to the conversation with Premier Radio this morning, I was contacted by Hits Radio, also asking for a response to the screentime story, now out on BBC News also (annoyingly later accompanied by a story about how to limit screentime). Around 11am the following segment (or part of) was used, and also used on Heat Radio: We'll see that the headlines are quite different, drawing on the same report: The headlines differ slightly pic.twitter.com/9tIicqCzoq…

[MEDIA] Talking #Screentime with @CraigWakeling for #InspirationalBreakfast on @PremierRadio

Early this morning (for me, 7.50am), I was on Inspirational Breakfast talking about the new Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidelines on screentime, which I'm largely happy about, as it echoes what I said in my 2014 book Raising Children in a Digital Age, that we need to not panic so much around children's use of screens, and think about how it works individually, rather than having a set rate: Press Release I was responding…

[MEDIA] Talking about ‘What age should my child have a smartphone?’ with @radiochelsea on @BBCRadioManc

This morning, I've been talking to Chelsea Norris about children and Smartphones on BBC Radio Manchester (7.49am on this programme): Chelsea referenced the Parliamentary Report for which I've had evidence accepted around screentime for children, a topic that comes up a lot. The focus of this programme was on what age is appropriate to buy a child a mobile phone (or specifically a smartphone). In my book Raising Children in a Digital Age I wrote: In…

[MEDIA] Social media guidelines for young people to be drawn up #ScreenTime

In the news this weekend has been Matt Hancock's decision to suggest a limit, rather like an alcohol limit, for screentime. Essentially I don't have a problem with guidelines  (if they are based on research), helping people understand how they are using technology (the good and the bad habits), and how it's affecting them (for good or for bad), but it's the context of 'moral panic' around 'screentime' that is really frustrating, from parents, from government…