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”

THE MEN ARENA ATTACK AND BONFIRE NIGHT: Why trauma is more than a psychological issue

October 28, 2017 I will be using words in this blog that may be read by people who may have a “moment of remembering” upon reading these words so please be cautionary in reading and sharing of this blog. I do want you to share it and hope you will read it before using theContinue reading “THE MEN ARENA ATTACK AND BONFIRE NIGHT: Why trauma is more than a psychological issue”

DITTO Article September 2017 – Fear from the media and critical thinking.

Originally published 16 September, 2017 This article has appeared in the quarterly DITTO e-safety magazine which you can access through Alan Mackenzie’s page via my links page or by going to http://www.esafety-adviser.com My last article talked about fake news, scare stories and critical thinking. This one is not so far from that in terms ofContinue reading “DITTO Article September 2017 – Fear from the media and critical thinking.”

Holiday images: Its like the last six weeks haven’t happened?

Originally published 5 September, 2017 So the last two days, in terms of e-safety, have centred around back to school photographs of children. There have been media posts and many of my social media feeds have been acquainted with some parents challenging this as a ‘trend’. Hooray!!! I have written/blogged about this a number ofContinue reading “Holiday images: Its like the last six weeks haven’t happened?”

Mind reading and sharing on social media. The potential for misuse.

Originally published 30 June, 2017 Once upon a time… When we existed as a simple cavemen/women we had simple brains that perhaps had simple thoughts and consciousness. Language may not have been very complex, so what caveman/woman level of thinking was available is up to your imagination, if I began to discuss this here itContinue reading “Mind reading and sharing on social media. The potential for misuse.”

#Livestreaming and the potential for vicarious trauma. A young girls suicide. What next?

Originally published 7 January, 2017 This blog may contain distressing and possibly traumatising material. There are no pictures or videos, just words to minimise vicarious trauma, however, the content contains a detailed reference to suicide and young people. Yesterday (6 Jan 2017), I happened to see a post about a young girl who completed suicide.Continue reading “#Livestreaming and the potential for vicarious trauma. A young girls suicide. What next?”

Forces: digital banter or future safety & employability?

Originally published 31 December, 2016 Forces banter is like no other (Mostly). I’m not entirely sure that many ‘civvies’ will ever truly understand the nature of this connection, respect and humour which from the outside may look like anything but humour, respect and connection. Savagery, disrespect and a sick slanted language are the glue thatContinue reading “Forces: digital banter or future safety & employability?”

2016….The year we blamed ‘a year’ for our existential angst

Originally published 28 December, 2016 2016 the year that was …. Pretty normal to be honest. It’s just social media that convinced us otherwise. There have been some strange occurrences happening online that mirror real life, however, the platform is larger, wider and resembles a lymphocyte which is encompassing many social media sheep. Let meContinue reading “2016….The year we blamed ‘a year’ for our existential angst”

Counsellors, Psychotherapists and the Internet. Devices, Ethics, Social Media

Originally published 27 September, 2016 There are many approaches and guidelines on how to use the equipment you find in the kitchen. Call them directions, user guides or instructions, aka destructions in my household as no one ever reads them. Therein lies the problem…#skimming or #ignoring or #doesntapplytome (I’m using hashtags # to highlight theContinue reading “Counsellors, Psychotherapists and the Internet. Devices, Ethics, Social Media”

Why are counsellors scared of Cybertrauma?

Originally published 2 June, 2016 What is Cybertrauma and why does it seem so scary? Why are counsellors currently turning a blind eye to an issue that is only going to increase? Why is this not a compulsory part of all courses and modules? Will it affect you? These are some questions I have bothContinue reading “Why are counsellors scared of Cybertrauma?”