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Chie Elliott
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I am a freelance journalist and blogger interested in media, social media and all things digital. I worked as a social reporter at the Young People and the Digital World 2010 conference alongside Tim Davies and David Wilcox. You will find a series of blog posts I've written about it on this site.

In the next few months, I will be helping create new exciting content for the WISE KIDS' revamped website, so watch this space for announcements.

If you are interested in seeing further samples of my work, please feel free to contact me here. You can also follow me on Twitter under username @OrangeBlossomer and/or read my personal blogs at the URL below.
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(Part 7) Personal highlights: innovation and inspiration

The Last Gadget

Having heard all the stats about children and young people's media literacy (see my blog post part 6), it was time for grown-ups to check how they measured up.

How well equipped are we, adults, parents, guardians, educators and youth workers to support and inspire the…

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 8:00

(Part 6) Personal highlights: stats and safety

Internet - Good Or Bad? I, as many other delegates must have done, first attended the WISE KIDS-WISP conference expecting it to be mainly about internet safety.

A pivotal part of the dicussions did revolve around online safety. But the general consensus was that a safe web environment is only the groundwork, the basic foundation on top of which innovation and inspiration… Continue

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 18:30

(Part 5) Digital and ageless: social reporting and our young reporters

Huw Bryant, Lowri Fflur Davies, Eleri Fflur and Lowri Jos were third year media students from Trinity University College Carmarthen .

They kindly volunteered their time at the WISE KIDS - WISP conference to work as social reporters (see blog post 1), and after only a very short induction by Tim and David, in which they were shown how to use Flip cameras (photo right) and upload videos, they were thrown straight into the deep…

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 13:30

(Part 4) All the world's a stage: Ysgol Preseli brings the house down

Having been involved in amateur theatrics in my youth, I must admit I am partial to stage performances of any kind. But even those who do not share my taste for thespian activities were visibly impressed by the performance of a group of young people at the WISE KIDS - WISP conference.

Half-way through the day in Swansea, pupils from Ysgol Preseli put on a dramatised presentation reflecting what it means to be young and live their lives through a virtual world, which is as real as the… Continue

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 1:30

(Part 3) So what do young people really think?

If you ask any of the conference delegates what the highlights were for them at the WISE KIDS - WISP ' Young People in a Digital World 2010 (YPDW2010), you can bet the majority will respond "the young people". The event was heavily child-centred, with young people presenting, answering questions, performing and interviewing each other.

As chairman and MC Alan Davies said, "They are…

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 2:30

(Part 2) The keynote: everything starts with Tanya Byron

Professor Tanya Byron kicked off the WISE KIDS - WISP conference in Swansea with a video-taped Keynote address, as she was unable to attend in person.

Tanya Byron is a clinical psychologist and child therapist, who, in 2007, was commissioned by the Prime Minister to conduct an independent review on inappropriate material for children and young people on the internet…

Posted on February 10, 2010 at 22:00

(Part 1) A Social Reporter's guide to the WISE KIDS - WISP Conference: Young People in a Digital World - Preparing, Supporting, Inspiring

If you missed the WISE KIDS-WISP Young People in a Digital World 2010 conference, you will hopefully find this series of blog posts useful in helping you catch up with all of the activities of the conferences in Swansea and Bangor on the 1st and 3rd February 2010.

WISE KIDS organised a team of social reporters to cover the event, with David Wilcox, Tim Davies and…


Posted on February 10, 2010 at 21:00

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