[MEDIA] Talking about Alexa ‘Bedtime Reading’ with @EamonnHolmes on @talkRADIO

So, I was at MPA Thrive today, when I got a call from TalkRadio, asking if I would talk about the following story: More than a quarter of parents are relying on Alexa and other apps to tell their children a bedtime story so they don't have to, research suggests. Charity BookTrust surveyed 1,000 parents with children under-10 to find out whether late night reading was still a key part of the daily routine, and…

[MEDIA] Talking about Datafication of Children, Social Media and Sharenting with @EamonnHolmes on @TalkRadio

The children's commissioner for England is calling on internet giants and toy-makers to be more transparent about the data they are collecting on children (BBC). She has published a report: 'Who Knows What About Me'. I was asked by Talk Radio to think about the ethics of putting photos of your kids online, and at what age you should start asking for consent, what it means for data harvesting and online marketing, how it might…

Social media: helpful or hurtful in a crisis like #Manchester, Drive with @DelaneyMan, @TalkRadio

Thanks to all those who responded on Facebook regarding the story of 'how problematic is social media for the kind of event that happened in Manchester (at the Ariana Grande concert)', does it add to the drama, and what is the responsibility of social media companies in all this? Especially interested in this academic paper from Cardiff University in which the following stages of social media response to a crisis appear evident: reporting, requesting, responding/recruiting, risking,…

[MEDIA] Discussing shocking images of Syrian children with @TalkRadio

On Sunday morning (after very little sleep), I discussed some of the recent images of Syrian children appearing in our social media feeds with Jake Yapp on Talk Radio (full podcast here). You can see the prep I did on Instagram: When one conducts a radio interview (whilst still in PJs...) A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Apr 9, 2017 at 1:57am PDT which included discussions on Facebook (which you can only see…

[PRESS] Radio Interview about Graphic Images from #WestminsterAttack with @TalkRadio

This afternoon I had a chat with Jon Holmes on Talk Radio about the images that emerged from yesterday's attack on Westminster. If you're one of my Facebook friends, you can see the conversation I had with a few people before/after the radio interview. There was an interesting article in the New Statesman, an older one from World News Publishing Focus, and some advice from Winston's Wish as to how to respond to children affected by the images…