Articles Posted in the " Digital Living " Category


  • Myths about young people and social media via @Zephoria #DigitalParenting

    An interesting piece on Five Myths About Young People and Social Media Teenagers have always been attracted to public spaces where they can hang out with friends, find new friends, and talk endlessly with peers about matters that concern them, away from parents and other authority figures. Such gatherings are crucial to human development; they are how teenagers […]


  • Cyber-abuse of academics via @timeshighered

    People really have to get an idea that there are human beings behind all screens – here’s some comment on the particular situation for academics: My experiences, it seems, are far from unique. I am working on a joint University of York-University of Southampton research project; in our survey of 240 higher education sector professionals, […]


  • #DigitalParenting: Safer Internet Day (#SID2014)

    Safer Internet Day is tomorrow – look out for lots of good advice flying around the internet, to ensure a more positive experience for all. I’ll be live on Premier Inspirational Breakfast 8-9am tomorrow, and on Steve Wright in the Afternoon at some point in the afternoon. See the teaser video produced by the organisation: Like It? […]



  • Art and Technology: Can they work together?

    Interesting piece from the Guardian: Technology and art have enjoyed a tempestuous relationship over the years. Fine art purists have demonstrated a wary scepticism towards the use and abuse of new technologies, and tech-heads have been staunchly resistant to art’s whimsical influence. But as the pressing issues of privacy and identity, addiction and dependency, and […]



  • [VIDEO] Apple Holiday Ad

    So, does this Apple advert confirm all your fears about tech-addiction, or do you see how tech is just a tool for creativity? Here’s what Huffington Post had to say about it. Like It? Share it...


  • Some Advice re: Cyberbullying

    Some thoughts for parents on dealing with Cyberbuyllying If you or someone you care about has been cyberbullied, bullied in-person or both, it doesn’t matter whether you’re part of an “epidemic” — as some people claim — or if you’re in a minority, any more than it matters to cancer patients how common their condition […]


  • My Year Unplugged: How I Found My Off Switch

    An interesting piece on taking time out (longer than intended) by this author: As I sat there listening to the panel, I also realized we still had a great deal of work to do in all our communities and much of that work had to do with helping people learn to not only not fear […]