Students on Instagram at exam time

I was interviewed for a story on Adelaide’s Channel 7 News last night (thanks Roscoe Whalan): The story revolved around some South Australian students sitting their NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) test yesterday who shared #naplan images on Instagram. These ranged from pre-exam selfies to images of the exam papers. Students had captions where…

Ban social media? What a riot.

Someone is murdered with a hammer. Do we ban hammers? No, we can’t because there’s these things called nails and these things called houses that shelter us, so we kind of need hammers to be available. Someone is run over by a train. Do we ban trains? Sorry, we can’t.  Public transport must continue apace…

Mama, don’t let your kids grow up on Facebook …

There’s been a lot of media attention on the subject of cyber bullying and sexting. And some great resources like Cybersmart have been developed to help families and young people manage their presence online. What I want to blog about today, is the pain of being a teenager in the Facebook generation. I am so…