Facebook is funding another new internet safety programme in UK schools. What are the limitations of such programmes, and why do we need an alternative approach?
Questioning some of the media hype about ‘mental health’ in recent debates about children, young people and social media.
Announcing my new writing project Growing Up Modern: Childhood, Youth and Popular Culture Since 1945.
How are teachers and teaching represented in the media? Some observations provoked by Mark Readman’s book ‘Teaching and Learning on Screen’, reviewed here.
With only a couple of specifications awaiting final approval, the government’s reform of the examination system in England and Wales has now almost concluded. So where do the reforms leave Media Studies?
What is the role of media literacy in the age of digital capitalism? How can media education be combined with media reform? A kind of manifesto.
The so-called ‘sharing economy’ seems to be based on feel-good ideas about reciprocity and trust. Yet for companies like Uber, Airbnb – and for social media companies like Facebook and YouTube – it has become a new business model, which is massively profitable.