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’”

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.”

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.”