May 16, 2022

Vicki Shotbolt & Geraldine Bedell: Global Tech Policy and Media Literacy for Families [Ep. 266]

Today’s global economy has made it easier than ever to explore opportunities and access resources. However, this comes with the challenge of understanding how these new markets and opportunities can be beneficial or harmful to your family....


Today’s global economy has made it easier than ever to explore opportunities and access resources. However, this comes with the challenge of understanding how these new markets and opportunities can be beneficial or harmful to your family. Technology is a powerful tool that can help you stay informed, connected, and entertained wherever you are in the world. As content from different countries and cultures becomes more accessible, it’s important for parents and caregivers to learn about new media so they can make informed decisions about what content is appropriate for their family.

Bios

Vicki Shotbolt

@VShotbolt

Vicki Shotbolt is the founder and CEO of Parent Zone which keeps families informed and works with partners on digital literacy issues. Sh’s worked with global brands including Microsoft and Vodafone to make Britain more Family Friendly. Her passion is in finding practical solutions to complex problems.She often speaks publicly about parenting and digital issues and is on the executive board of the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS). Vicki likes sailing and is proud rescuer and owner of Teddy the dog.

 

Geraldine Bedell

@geraldineBedell

Geraldine is Parent Zone’s Executive Editor. Prior to joining Parent Zone, Geraldine worked for 10 years as a writer at the Observer in Britain. Before that she was a columnist and writer for the Independent. She has written for most national newspapers and a wide range of magazines in the UK. She has also produced and presented documentaries for Radio 4. She was the founding editor of Gransnet and has published several books of fiction and non-fiction. 

Resources

Parent Zone

Tech Shock Podcast