Tag: Dr Tanya Byron
PARENT ALERT: almost none of your kids are looking at web pr0n
A new survey by The Carphone Warehouse has found that children as old as 18 are avoiding pornographic websites and even less are having sexually explicit conversations. The study, conducted in part Dr Tanya Byron, the very embodiment of Psychology 2.0, also found that children even lie about what they are doing and that parents have ALMOST NO IDEA AT ALL.
Byron Review proposes film-style age ratings system for all video games
The Byron Review – the government’s high-profile investigation into the effects of video games and the internet, led by child psychologist Dr Tanya Byron – has recommended a mandatory film-style age rating system using a single recognisable set of symbols for use in all video games…
Shiny Video Interview: Dr. Tanya Byron on the Byron Review into gaming
Dr. Tanya Byron, best known as a TV parenting shrink, has been commissioned by the UK government to conduct an independent study with a wide remit on gaming, covering whether games are harmful and if so, what can be done to protect children. Online gaming and Internet use are also covered by the study which is largely based on two “calls for evidence”. These ask adults and, most importantly, children…
Opinion: Why Gordon Brown, Dr Tanya Byron and the Nanny State should stay out of technology
When does a Government go too far in a bid to protect its citizens? When it locks people up without a charge? When it bans people from taking to the streets and puts them under curfew? Or when it employs a TV presenter to look at how the Internet and computer games are harming the nation’s youngsters?
This week it’s been announced Dr Tanya Byron – star of such TV greats as House of Tiny Tearaways – is to preside over a review of what effect the web and console adventures are having on kids across Britain. And I for one find it not only laughable, but downright disgusting that Gordon Brown and his cohorts think they have the right to interfere in our lives which such a pointless exercise…