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[HALIFAX] Raising Children and Young People in a Digital Age with @cicscalderdale


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An evening working with CICS Calderdale, looking at 'Raising Children in a Digital Age'

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[HALIFAX] Raising Children and Young People in a Digital Age with @cicscalderdale

  1. 1. Raising Children in a Digital Age Dr Bex Lewis, Director, Digital Fingerprint; Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing, Manchester Metropolitan University CICS Calderdale, 13/06/16 CC Licence 4.0 non-commercial @drbexl Image Credit: Stockfresh
  2. 2. Published by Lion Hudson February 2014 *Italian (Nov 2015) *Chinese (in process)
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  5. 5. Understand! “If we want resilient kids we need to understand what young people’s experiences are online, listen to their concerns, and intervene with their best interests in mind.” Jane Tallim, Co-Executive Director, MediaSmarts, Canada, January 2015 Image Credit: RGBStock
  6. 6. Let’s “tweet” each other… Image Credit: JISC
  7. 7. All those negative headlines… Image Credit: Shutterstock
  8. 8. Is it the end of the world as we know it? Image Credit:
  9. 9. Even though in practice, face-to-face communication can, of course, be angry, negligent, resistant, deceitful and inflexible, somehow it remains the ideal against which mediated communication is judged as flawed. Prof Sonia Livingstone, Children and the Internet: Great Expectations and Challenging Realities. 2009, p26
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  11. 11. Digital Culture: Why it matters Image Credit: Pixabay
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  14. 14. Technology: The Toolbox Image Credit: iStockphoto
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  16. 16. Children in Digital Culture Image Credit: Flickr
  17. 17. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate Image Credit: Stockfresh
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  19. 19. http://www.huffingtonpost.c om/janell-burley- hofmann/iphone-contract- from-your- mom_b_2372493.html
  20. 20. Practical Advice: Privacy & Permanency Image Credit: RGBStock
  21. 21. To monitor or not to monitor? Image Credit: Stockfresh
  22. 22. Identity, Values and Authenticity Image Credit: Stockfresh
  23. 23. Just because you can … doesn’t mean you should! Image Credit: Stock
  24. 24. Who sees this? 1. (God) 2. Parents 3. ‘Kids’ 4. Newspaper 5. Enemy Image Credit: Stockfresh
  25. 25. H.A.L.T. If you are Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired, step away from the keyboard/keypad and deal with that issue first. emilypfreeman-revell-2015/
  26. 26. Human Beings at machines, not “are machines” Image Source: Stockfresh
  27. 27. Relationships (Online) Image Credit: RGBStock
  28. 28. The Bullied The Bully The Bystander Image Source: Stockfresh
  29. 29. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing Quote commonly (and probably erroneously) attributed to Edmund Burke
  30. 30. Digital Allies
  31. 31. BBC: Be Smart “We’re doing this because all the research tells us that children and young people respond best to their peers. Whether they’re under pressure to take part in a dangerous prank, or to victimise someone, or whether they’re an online bully themselves, stories told by other young people are most likely to resonate and to help them cope, or change their behaviour.” Andrew Tomlinson, Executive Producer, Media Literacy, BBC Learning
  32. 32. Increased time spent online will most likely increase exposure to negative experiences – but also the positive opportunities. Nancy Willard, a cyberbullying expert, calls for us to work on the “understanding that the vast majority of young people want to make good choices, do not want to be harmed, and do not want to see their friends or others harmed”. We can’t control their whole environment, online or offline, so parents need to give their children the capability to deal with problems as they come across them. Raising Children in a Digital Age, p.63
  33. 33. Stranger Danger 2012/13 550 UK Abductions Less than 1/5: unknown “On average 11 children are killed by a stranger each year in the UK … there are more than 11 million children in the UK” (Netmums)
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  35. 35. Increasingly Mobile Image Credit: RGBStock
  36. 36. Sex Talk (Porn, Pedophilia and Sexting) Image Credit: Stockfresh
  37. 37. Keeping within the Law Image Credit: Stockfresh
  38. 38. Health Works Image Credit: Stockfresh Physical Setup Brain Changes Addiction Multitasking Conversational Ability Couch Potatoes
  39. 39. The core signs of addiction • The activity becomes the most important thing in a person’s life. • Moods change in accordance with the activity. • Continually higher doses of an activity are required to achieve the original sensations. • Withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and depression are experienced when the activity is stopped. • Increasing conflict occurs with those in the closest social circle. • There is a tendency to return to the activity after periods of control (relapse). • The “sunk cost” fallacy is experienced: not wanting to abandon something after so much time has been sunk into it. Raising Children in a Digital Age, p168
  40. 40. Screen time and family dynamics Image Credit: Stockfresh
  41. 41. Gaming Image Credit: Stockfresh
  42. 42. Does digital offer (life) opportunities? Image Credit: Stockfresh
  43. 43. Progressive responsibility • Do it for them • Do it with them • Watch while they do it • Let them do it for themselves. Will Taylor
  44. 44. Grandparents, teachers & youth leaders Image Credit: Stockfresh
  45. 45. Looking to the future Image Credit: RGBStock
  46. 46. Bounce Back? Image Credit: Stockfresh
  47. 47. What is your ONE takeaway action?
  48. 48. @drbexl @digitalfprint
  49. 49. Event Price: £6.50 Presentation here: