CICS are delighted to announce an evening with Dr Bex Lewis around Raising Children and Young People in a Digital Age.
Sussex-born Bex has a background as a cultural communications historian and digital practitioner, with a PhD in Second World War posters, in which she wrote the history of Keep Calm and Carry On (before it was famous). She is a ‘digital resident’, geographically based at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing, with a particular focus upon the third sector. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University. As the Director of Digital Fingerprint she is a speaker, writer and facilitator, including the workshop ‘Social Media for the Scared’, and is author of the popular Raising Children in a Digital Age (2014), which has been translated into Chinese and Italian. She is working her way towards being Professor of Communications and Digital Culture.
Bex has featured on/in: The One Show (BBC1), Steve Wright in the Afternoon (BBC Radio 2), BBC News, The Telegraph, Laptop Library (BBC Radio 4), The Church Times, Best, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Taz. de, The Independent, Daily Express, Premier Radio, UCB Radio, Third Way Magazine, Huffington Post and frequent local and specialist press – with reviews of Raising Children in a Digital Age from around the world.
Bex will be speaking at The King's Centre, Park Road, Halifax on Monday 13th June:
Twitter, Facebook, blogging, chat rooms, email, the internet and beyond - for most parents, teachers and youth workers, getting to grips with new technology is a bit of a challenge. But keeping children safe is a much bigger one. As technology changes, and young people grasp it faster than the older generations do, it can be a real struggle to know what to do to help, equip and defend. Dr Bex Lewis is an expert in new technology. She knows how it works, what to do and where to go for the latest information. It is rarely possible to keep young people away from new technology, nor is it wise. This evening will help enable parents, teachers and youth workers to give young people the equipment they need to get the best out of new technology and to avoid the dangers.
This evening is free but with a suggested donation of £5.00 per person (there will be opportunity for this on the night). As we anticipate a lot of interest we suggest that you book your place via Eventbrite or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Copies of Bex's book 'Raising Children in a Digital Age' will be available on the night for a special price of £6.50 (RRP £8.99)- to guarantee your copy please also email with subject line BOOK REQUEST.