[MEDIA] Talking to @TWRuk about @ChurchofEngland Social Media Guidelines

Earlier today, the Church of England released guidelines for the use of social media within the church (and impacting the world more widely), and this was launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury on Facebook: This was covered in the Guardian, CNN, ITV, and other places. If you look back through my Slideshare, you'll see that I ran training for the Church of England (and other churches) in the past, before they got a digital team…

[MEDIA] Talking about #NewFilters Report via @socialmediaAPPG on Young People, Social Media, Addiction on @TWRUK

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing has published its report on the Group’s Inquiry, “#NewFilters to manage the impact of social media on young people’s mental health and wellbeing”. This is the first national Inquiry specifically examining the impact of social media on the mental health and wellbeing of young people, which ran from April 2018 to January 2019. The report explores the positive and…

[MEDIA] Talking teens, social media, and ‘life worth living’ with @TWRuk

Do teens really think life isn’t worth living? @drbexl joins us to challenge the findings of a Prince’s Trust/YouGov report. Tune in to #TWRNewsDesk now or later at https://t.co/qTjX5w6bhj pic.twitter.com/juISliKHFL — TWR-UK (@TWRuk) February 9, 2019 The full programme can be found on the TWR site, or the story extract here (recorded Tuesday 5th, programme 9th): See related story in Rochdale Herald, and the story in the Guardian that I was responding to.

[MEDIA] Chatting ‘Late Night Screen Use’ with @TWRuk

Yesterday, there was a story in The Times: 'Switch off mobiles at 10pm to prevent mood disorders'(whole article seems to be visible without paywall). I was asked by James Maidment Fullard from TWRUK to respond to this for 'The Front Page' (and was interested to see this post on The Conversation re mental health/sleeplessness. The episode is archived on the TWR site.    

[MEDIA] Does social media threaten democracy, for The Political Exchange Podcast @TWRuk

Earlier this week I recorded material for TWR-UK, for The Political Exchange Podcast. The story was triggered by an article in The Economist, questioning whether social media threatens democracy. Here’s the recording from the session (original on TWR-UK site): Here’s my notes in preparation: How have you felt observing negative stories about the negative impact of social media on democracy? Sigh at the continual determination of ‘the media’ (especially that which is threatened by social…
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