🏆🏳️‍🌈More Than Robots #7 / July 2018

As I write this it is the World Cup and London Pride. Lots of fun with flags and 'passion' - but with quite different inspirations and consequences. I guess context is queen.
Whatever you are celebrating, here is a rainbow of reasons to be cheerful, opportunities to speak out and some classic punditry

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Skin gambling: teenage Britain’s secret habit / Parent Zone
27% of children aged 13-18 have heard of skin gambling. 10% have gambled skins in some form

Digital Reach Insights / Social Tech Trust
Insights from projects exploring ways to improve youth digital inclusion

The Annual Bullying Survey 2018 / Ditch The Label
9,000 young people aged 12-20 share their views and experiences of bullying

2018 Report into Childhood Vulnerability / Children's Commissioner
Estimates that 2.1 million children are living vulnerable lives due to complex family circumstances

Smartphones: Through the Looking Glass / Revealing Reality
Following 10 people to explore how technology is being used, focusing particularly on inequalities and the skills that can help young people lead successful digital lives

Calls for evidence

APPG on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
Call for 'progressive and practical solutions that can help maximise the positives and mitigate the negatives of social media for young people' / Deadline 13th August

Age Appropriate Design Code / Information Commissioner
Share your evidence and views on the development stages of childhood and age-appropriate design standards / Deadline 19th September


The Art UK GIF and meme collection
Find, share and create animated GIFs using the wonderful collection of public art
Read more about the project

New resilience and kindness resources for children and families - Soon to be available in Urdu, Bangala and more / Read more about this global initiative

Anatomy of a user research consent form
How to design a more user-friendly consent form

Adolescence Across Cultures / Dr Emily Emmot
Exploration of 'adolescence' and how the transition to adulthood is marked in different cultural contexts

Fake or Fact?
Test your ability to classify 10 news statements as either factual or opinion. Then see how you did in comparison with others

Inspiration and opinion

A Look At Social Media Finds Some Possible Benefits For Kids
'Greater social media use, such as scrolling through Instagram and texting, was associated with some positive effects, including increased physical activity, less family conflict and fewer sleep problems'

Council of Europe adopts recommendations on children’s rights in the digital environment
'The digital environment shapes children’s lives in many ways, creating opportunities and risks to their well-being and enjoyment of human rights'

Why good people turn bad online
'An algorithm that predicts with 80 per cent accuracy when someone is about to become abusive online'

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting
“Toddlers cannot learn when we break the flow of conversations by picking up our cellphones or looking at the text that whizzes by our screens”

YouTube’s top creators are burning out
'Not knowing how YouTube’s monetization system works, while also battling fears of videos being suppressed and less frequent uploads hindering their careers, are major anxieties'

What do museums have to learn from football clubs?
'Supporters are also benefactors, volunteers, owners, directors and even players'

...and finally
The robots will probably take over soon but we may be able to fight back with marker pens and gaffer tape

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