Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of Western Sydney
Pro to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
"Social media is a platform for sharing ideas, information and points of view. This can have important educational value: it extends the information young people can access while also giving them insight into how others think about and use that information…
For those children who feel marginalised in their local community, social media can help them connect with other people who share the same interests or outlook on life.
In some cases, teenagers with critical problems can turn to social networks for fast support and guidance. There are plenty of groups that offer such help online.
Social media is also an important platform for driving social issues, such as racial issues, to greater national and international attention."
"When It Comes to Kids and Social Media, It's Not All Bad News," theconversation.com, July 19, 2017
Experts Individuals with PhDs, MDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to social media. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to social media.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Collaborator, Apple Inc., 2014-present
Freelance Media Analyst and Commentator, 2010-present
Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood Education, University of Western Sydney, 2003-present
Writer and Education Advisor, ABC TV Play School, 1996-Mar. 2004
"Children's Screen Time Doesn't Have to be Scream Time," The Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 22, 2016
Cowritten with C. Attard, "Digital Natives Come of Age: The Reality of Today's Early Career Teachers Using Mobile Devices to Teach Mathematics," Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2016
Cowritten with J. Callow, "Enabling Exemplary Teaching: A Framework of Student Engagement for Students from Low Socio-Economic Backgrounds with Implications for Technology and Literacy Practices," Pedagogies, 2015
Cowritten with J. Hanham, et al., "Intentional Learning with Technological Proxies: Goal Orientations and Efficacy Beliefs," Australian Journal of Education, 2014