What if…..

The second video of the year! This perfectly matches some thoughts of DigitalSilence and strikes a chord in my own life with raising a boy.

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Where does Digital Identity Go?

A first for DigitalSilence – A video! Michael Rigley explains:

‘Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network.’

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DigitalSilentNight Christmas Special

This Christmas why not try and go 3 hours without your mobile so you can invest quality time with your family or friends.

Nothing is worse than sitting down for your christmas meal and having someone more intrested in updating there facebook status to ‘enjoying christmas meal’….. just enjoy being in the moment!

Have a great Christmas and New Year!

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How Addicted to Apple are you?

Short quiz to see how addicted to Apple are you … ?http://www.oneplusyou.com/bb/apple_addiction

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1 Million Children 7 -12yrs use FB everyday

1 Million Children 7 -12yrs use Facebook everyday, according to the latest Mintel Survey ….. and 5% never use it.

Here are a few other Stats that came from the report:

Weekly pocket money on average amounted to £6.47 for this age group.

Boys spend their monthly allowence on:

  • FOOD – £12.8mill
  • VIDEO GAMES – £12.3mill
  • SAVINGS – £10.7mill
  • MAGAZINES & COMICS – £6.5mill
  • GOING OUT – £3.7mill

Girls spend their monthly allowence on:

  • FOOD– £11.4mill
  • GAMES– £3.9mill
  • SAVINGS – £9.7mill
  • MAGAZINES & COMICS– £7.3mill
  • APPERANCE – £6.5mill

63% use social networks because their friends do

54% use a computer to FB or Tweet

11% use there mobiles for social networking

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Parents – Xbox 360 Safety and Privacy

So your Child is playing their Xbox 10hrs a day 7 days a week during half term holidays and you feel like you have no control on how to get them out of their bedroom and get them some fresh air. You may feel like you don’t have the tech skills to turn off the box, well help is at hand. The Xbox 360 website has some handy advice and guidelines that might help.

Here are the highlights but check out their website for more information.

Parental controls allow you as a parent to choose:

  • Which games can be played.
  • Which films and TV shows can be watched.
  • How long each family member can use the console on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Whether or not someone can access Xbox LIVE.

Online Saftey/Privacy allows you to control/restrict what your child can see when going online.

Healthy Gaming Guide This includes info on:

Musculoskeletal Disorders caused by gaming

Bad Positions whilst gameing, which includes RSI

Duration, Taking breaks, relaxing, having a balenced diet (not going without food and water for too long a period)


Some sections have illustrations and sreen shots to help you navigate any menus.


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It’s Official: To Protect Baby’s Brain, Turn Off TV

A decade ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that parents limit TV consumption by children under two years of age. The recommendations were based as much on common sense as science, because studies of media consumption and infant development were themselves in their infancy.

Their verdict: It’s not good, and probably bad….read more over at the Wired website

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