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”

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?”

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?”

Dick Pics and online dating

Originally published 27 March, 2016 Dick Pics and dating sites. Just what I needed to receive just before eating my dinner; not! (I just vomited a little there, sorry!) How many messages before I get sent one? The current record is 3 and still stands at this from 2010. It kind of went a littleContinue reading “Dick Pics and online dating”