Safeguarding children online

Safeguarding children online, or “safeguarding children in a digital world”, or is it “Keeping children safe in Education by knowing what is happening online with, for and against children”? Well it’s all of the above and it’s what I teach in my course of the same name, of which there is one this month. It’sContinue reading “Safeguarding children online”

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”