I still want to die, thanks for the help!

Press one for uprising, two for having a voice and three to hear us joke about statutory services? I for one am glad that young people can become autonomous, have agency, and begin to have a voice. It’s why I do my job after all, as often the unbearable truth of being a child isContinue reading “I still want to die, thanks for the help!”

Online Harm or Harm Online

Originally published 3 April, 2019 Online Harm or Harm online can be difficult to define accurately in a quantitative frame Harm online can be seen to be behaviours that are carried out with varying ‘modus operandi’s’ such as intentional versus unintentional, delayed versus immediate and direct and indirect. They can be multi-modal​, multi-platform and multi-interval.Continue reading “Online Harm or Harm Online”

When trigger warnings are not enough, nor are they a valid reason to potentially traumatise an audience

Originally published 3 April, 2019 Gaming is inherently and mostly safe, as is the world we live in. Our nervous system responses have and are increasingly tapped into by the skewed narrative that is available through social media and new media outlets. Research from leading academics/scientists and researchers such as Steven Pinker has highlighted thatContinue reading “When trigger warnings are not enough, nor are they a valid reason to potentially traumatise an audience”

The ‘Human algorithm’ that schools and parents feed through fear concerning social media ‘trends’

Originally published 27 February, 2019 How perpetrators of crime are relying on you to advertise their products for free; and you do. How you may be adding to the online harm issues for children and young people without being Free advertising used to be a dream for large companies who wanted to sell their productsContinue reading “The ‘Human algorithm’ that schools and parents feed through fear concerning social media ‘trends’”

Presenters, Media and Conferences – Cybertrauma by Experts; The Shock Factor!

Originally published 26 November, 2018 Is it naiveté, ego, traumology or unconsciously malicious? I have a very positive view of human beings and believe we are all trying to do our best in whatever our dharma, focus, cause, profession and agenda is. Really. We are not intentionally trying to harm others in our communication andContinue reading “Presenters, Media and Conferences – Cybertrauma by Experts; The Shock Factor!”

Internet ‘hanging out/playing with your mates’ disorder? Why it’s MUCH more complicated than that

Originally published 12 June, 2018 Recent media articles have focused in on the psychopathology or ‘diagnoses’ of children using the internet or computer/console games. There is a current push to have a diagnostic criterion for the ‘addictions’ of 1) Internet gaming disorder which almost but not quite, (owing to a need of much more researchContinue reading “Internet ‘hanging out/playing with your mates’ disorder? Why it’s MUCH more complicated than that”

For counsellors who use directories. Did you know..?

Originally published 1 May, 2018 In light of the information shared with me from the biggest directory of counsellors when I have asked why their system of sending client contact information is not secure, hackable and contains PII in the form of an IP/email address – I thought we could start a discussion about theContinue reading “For counsellors who use directories. Did you know..?”

Dear client, does your therapist discuss you on social media?

Originally published 7 February, 2018 Dear potential client, or perhaps one already in a therapy chair/room. I wanted to speak out on your behalf, rather than write an article that would require you to do anything. You do indeed have that choice of course and perhaps this is a question you will raise once youContinue reading “Dear client, does your therapist discuss you on social media?”

There’s nothing wrong with the Internet. I say “There’s something awry about society”.. YouTube Only

Originally published 4 January, 2018 YouTube Only? Suicide forest, live streaming and weird NSFW videos. Have I got your attention? Most likely it happened when you read the title and I sparked off a myriad of brain connections that elicited a memory about some of these topics. Good; you’re almost a typical candidate for howContinue reading “There’s nothing wrong with the Internet. I say “There’s something awry about society”.. YouTube Only”

How CSA/CSE films and images are traumatising – An add on to #NomoreCSEfilms blog

Originally published 4 November, 2017 Following on from a blog I read this evening and a post I shared earlier in the week about why scenes of abuse/rape are traumatising and in no way helpful to educate children, young people or adults for that matter. I wondered if it might be helpful for practitioners andContinue reading “How CSA/CSE films and images are traumatising – An add on to #NomoreCSEfilms blog”