[DIGITAL SURVEY] Raising Children in a Digital Age Edition 2 with @LionHudson, supported by @ManMetUni

In 2014, I published Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst, with Lion Hudson. A new edition of this book has now been commissioned, and I am once again undertaking a survey to crowdsource insights into your insights into how we can all help create a more positive online environment for ourselves and our children, and more confidence for those looking after children. You may be a parent, a carer,…

[RESEARCH] Simple Survey into Social Media and Spiritual Formation (#Surveillance)

The other day I submitted a paper, resulting from the 'Surveillance and Religion Conference' in Edinburgh earlier this year, on social media and spiritual formation. It's useful to get some insights into what people think, to add a little colour, but also to trigger new avenues of thought that can be connected with pre-existing academic research in new ways, or suggest new avenues for research. Last month, therefore, a simple survey was created, and once…

[Survey] Putting Your Faith in Social Media with @FaithSocialMedia

It's been good to chat to David Giles about some of the directions that his research is taking, and here's an opportunity to participate. His about page says: Putting Your Faith in Social Media is a research project by David Giles, a postgraduate Media Communications student at the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey, UK – supervised by Dr Yuwei Lin, an experienced practitioner and researcher in social media methods. David is also the Web…

Out for the count

Having used a variety of social surveys, which would not have occurred were it not for the national census - this is concerning: An Office for National Statistics consultation on the future of the UK census could spell the end of a 200-year-old social-science experiment. The risk is quite real: during our recent inquiry into proposed changes to the national survey, Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, wrote to the Science and Technology Committee saying…