**Beware, you may need tissues! There’s a lot of debate lately as to whether or not you should show what you stand for and what you believe in, as it may alienate your prospects. That is true and that exact thing happened to me. A man invited me to connect on LinkedIn, so as usual […]
Young people and social media
The Lancashire Police Commissioner has funded 20 Jane Binnion to run sessions to support Lancaster District parents and carers on ‘social media and your child’
You may well know that we are slap bang in the middle of GCSEs here in the UK. Yesterday morning my daughter set off to do her maths GCSE and I set off to deliver some team training. At lunch time 2 things happened. I got a text from my daughter about her exam and […]
February 10th was Safer Internet Day with the theme of ‘Lets create a better internet together”.
The day was about understanding the positives of the online world, but also highlighted that as many as a third of young people are still being bullied on-line.
I do, of course, worry about some of the things that young people share on-line, but I must say that I worry more about what is perhaps the elephant in the room – what parents are sharing about their children
As an ex-youth worker and a mum of a teen, I do worry about the UK’s attitude towards our young people. I am however aware of one group that are very keen to be seen everywhere that young people hang out – and that’s marketers. Which means young people do not have a safe site to hang out on.
We need to train ourselves to stop and think “Who will see this?” and not share pictures of other people without permission – just in case. I grew up with the saying, “it’s not my news to share”. I think that’s possibly a good rule for social media. If someone wants people to know their news, they will tell them themselves.
The young people and social media debate is now on a par with the sex education debate. Who should teach our young people to keep safe, teachers, or parents?
Together with Digienable, we have just run the first all female led social media conference here in Lancashire. This is why..
A group of teenagers from Lancaster and Morecambe College share their top 12 tips for parents to keep their children safe on Facebook.
So it’s half term here in Lancashire, and it’s pretty safe to say that a fair few teenagers are entertaining themselves on line. Do you know what they are viewing and sharing? Not understanding is not enough, so this is the start of a series of blogs about on line safety for you and your child.