PUNCHING THE SKY: ORIGINAL ARTICLE AND MEDIA REACTIONS

ORIGINAL BLOGPOST

(POSTED ON THE LEEDS, CULTURE VULTURE WEBSITE)

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RADIO/TV

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BBC Woman’s Hour:
Sky News

Good Morning Britain

Channel 4 News

BBC WORLD SERVICE 
(Comments following the announcement I was to be interviewed)
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 4 Today.

My Son talks to Michael Buchanan about the story. Audio here. 

Westminster:

I was invited to discuss the inclusion of discussions around pornography in the Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum with Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport.

Newsnight:

I was then invited onto Newsnight to discuss the story with Jeremy Paxman.


PRESS

 

FEMALE FIRST

YORK PRESS:

BBC CULTURE:

DAILY MIRROR 

The Independent

Belfast Telegraph

A thoughtful response

The New Zealand Herald

The Age/Good Weekend (Sydney Morning Herald)

Daily Life, Australia

Stuff: Life and Style New Zealand

Some really good discussions following these articles…

“Wow, this was a moving article. As my son turns 8 this week I find myself starting to fear all the adolescence that comes with him growing up. He’s already started locking the door when he goes to the bathroom (we are a pretty “open door” family – no secrets). He uses the computer a lot and we’ve talked about internet safety and if he ever sees something that he feels uncomfortable with he’s to come straight to a grown up. But he’s only 8, and in grade 2. Things are going to get very scary very quickly from here on out, I have no doubt.

I worry about my children’s easy access to porn and disturbing images on the net – these things aren’t going anywhere. But having the tools to deal with it when it happens is the most important part. I love the way this author dealt with it, and I’ll file it away in my arsenal for when things start getting gross.”


ONLINE

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Since my article was published in the Independent, I have been contacted and quoted by a large number of online safety campaigns, schools, bloggers etc. Here are a selection:
PROTECT THEIR CURIOSITY: Get Me Digital: 
E-safety Support: 
Primary Times: 

icybersafe (school’s resource)

Public Address: Community of Blogs: PANIC OR PERIL? 

A religious zealot…

What’s interesting about the religious take on the article on Facebook (complete with out of context shouting into the ether) is that the zealotry ends pretty abruptly once I post the link to the full article…

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