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”

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.”

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?”