🎄More Than Robots #12 / December 2018

The battle of the adverts has begun and so the festive season must be descending upon us. This is a time of having, giving, sharing and receiving, so here are the gifts that keep on giving, some food for thought and a couple of crackers

To absent friends

If you have something to share please email me or follow me on twitter

📖 Research

Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017 / NHS Digital
One in eight (12.8%) 5 to 19 year olds had at least one mental disorder when assessed in 2017. Emotional disorders have become more common in five to 15 year-olds – going from 4.3% in 1999 and 3.9% in 2004 to 5.8% in 2017

Who knows what about me? / Children's Commissioner for England
A report on the data collected about children and how it might shape their lives

Digital Nation 2018 / Good Things Foundation
Infographic with the facts and stats about non, limited and engaged users of the internet in the UK

Vulnerable Young People and Their Experience of Online Risks / Kingston University & YouthWorks
A study of a sample of 10–16 years showed being vulnerable offline... significantly predicted a higher overall score for high risk online experiences

Head-Mounted Virtual Reality and Mental Health /  Jerdan, Shaun W et al.
Virtual environments that promote positive stimuli combined with health knowledge could prove to be a valuable tool for public health and mental health

Young People and Gambling / Gambling Commission
13% of 11-16 year olds have played online-gambling style games / Additional research on 'Skin gambling' and support resources from Parent Zone

💷 Funding

The Nurture Network
The Nurture Network will identify, research, fund and deliver a range of innovative activities urgently needed to promote children and young people’s mental health in a digital world

📎 Resources

FREE learning platform aimed at helping young people evaluate and develop their digital competencies

Leading the Way – a guide to privacy for public library staff
Not just for libraries! Practical tips and easy to digest info on managing other people's digital privacy

Image descriptions on Twitter – a quick guide
Six tips for writing helpful image descriptions / Descriptions can now also be added to Instagram

Outcomes are a piece of cake!
A super-simple way to explain outcomes v objectives

💭 Inspiration and opinion

Wanted: The ‘perfect babysitter.’ Must pass AI scan for respect and attitude
'It’s like people have drunk the digital Kool-Aid and think this is an appropriate way to govern our lives'

Searching for digital technology’s effects on well-being
'Much of the research on the impact of digital technologies suffers from limitations or flaws, such as problems finding appropriate control groups'

Robots Have a Diversity Problem
'When we’re building the architecture of our A.I. future, this is the time to make sure it’s healthy and representative and diverse'

Are We Losing Our Sense Of Time?
'We might soon be able to increasingly unbind ourselves from the ruling class of a singular temporal closed system, and increasingly occupy open systems of temporality'

...and finally

If Christmas is a difficult time or you just don't like that new jumper you could try to experience it in another body

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Jamie Larson