Today I was invited onto BBC Radio Gloucestershire to discuss digital culture, social media and whether it’s a good idea to take a break occasionally. I was asked to think about whether I ever take a break from social media? How many hours do I spend online each day? What about holidays - do I … Continue reading Should you go on a Digital Detox?
The airwaves and blog sites are alive with the rumour that Twitter is about to abandon the 'like' button with a view to improving dialogue and conversation on the platform. Twitter were quick to deny it was a decision. As we've been saying for a while, we are rethinking everything about the service to ensure … Continue reading Me No Like
This morning I was on BBC Radio Manchester discussing at what age children should be able to use/have a smartphone. These are two very different questions in my mind: I'd encourage guided use from a very early age, with a smartphone coming later once you have confidence that your child can handle it (and it's … Continue reading ‘What age should my child have a smartphone?’
Earlier this year, I was awarded a place on the NCCPE 'Engage Researchers' Academy': the first year long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and … Continue reading Academics engaging in public engagement @NCCPE #ERA1819
A busy email list for parents working in 'The City' asked me if I would write a few words about sharenting. It finishes: Conversations about digital and social media should be an everyday conversation in most households. Think before you post about your children, whether this will cause them embarrassment, or to be bullied. As … Continue reading Tech Talk: Sharenting – what’s the right approach? with @citymothers