[RESEARCH] Screentime Fears are Largely ‘Moral Panics’ Demonstrates Research

I've been really pleased this past week to read a handful of news pieces based on research which shows that the 'moral panic' around screen time is largely that. It's pushed by government, Royalty, and all kinds of 'leading voices', but the academic research which studies this presents a very different picture: Andy Przybylski, associate professor and director of research at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford said studies exploring links between…

Listening to @BBCWomansHour with @aliciablumross on #DigitalParenting

I was alerted to this programme about children and screen time, on earlier this week, and have just had the opportunity to catch-up on it. The blurb says: Getting children away from their screens can be a daily battle, but how much more difficult is it in the school holidays? We'll be asking whether it matters that they're attached to their phones, tablets or computer games and whether it's useful to set boundaries about time…

11 Stories About #DigitalParenting 17/12/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news… and I love this piece about a 'tech-deprived childhood': Link between cyberbullying and teen suicides oversimplified, experts say: One of the threads tying their deaths together is a cause-and-effect link made by the media, politicians and parents between persistent bullying and the victim's decision to end their life -- a phenomenon that generated its own buzzword -- "bullycide." It is…