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Teens and screen time

Brighton5 founder Daisy Cresswell was a guest on BBC Sussex this morning talking to presenter Danny Pike about  screen time,  parenting and how social media companies need to change. Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield has today written an open letter to social media organisations about this very issue, She discussed how Brighton5 is teaching children how social media platforms work and...

Device addiction hits a nerve

According to Ofcom, one in five teens spend over seven hours a day on their mobile phone, and, on average, people in the UK check their phones every 12 minutes. (Here’s a challenge: will you get to the end of this blog post without giving your mobile a sneaky peek?) These are shocking statistics. And the news that Brighton5 is working to turn the negative side of teen smartphone addiction...

More Brighton5 news

We hosted the lovely folk from BBC South East today for an interview. Given a fair wind it should be on TV tonight (Tuesday) at 6.30pm, so look out for us! The focus was on device addiction and our teens spoke eloquently about the impact their phones have on their lives and how Brighton5 is working to make a positive change – helping teens to understand the positives and negatives of their...

Watch Brighton5 on ITV Meridian News

We’re on the telly! Yesterday morning we were interviewed by Malcolm Shaw from ITV Meridian News for a piece about Brighton5. Our teens, Lola and Chloe joined us and we were super impressed with how they performed in front of the camera. And thanks to Biba for stepping in last minute as our camera person! Tell us what you think in the comments below and, more importantly, please share the...

We’re in the news! Pass it on…

We’re making a concerted effort over the next few weeks and months to raise our profile and drum up interest in Brighton5. Read all about it! We’re getting ready for our first project, to create and produce video content for local schools and colleges. Our teens will learn skills in production, animation and music. They will work in teams, building relationships, and with expert...

We need to teach our girls Fearless Enquiry

Everyday I find stories that involve teenagers, device addiction and mental health. They are all over the press, as rates of depression and self-harm soar in youngsters. One article that caught my eye, by Tech journalist Moya Sarner was about Belinda Parmar – who “was a passionate advocate of the digital revolution – but has started keeping her family’s smartphones and laptops locked...

Get involved

Yesterday we did our first press for Brighton5 – a live interview on local Brighton station Radio Reverb as part of their fundraising Reverbathon 2018. (Big thanks to The Mothership’s Josie Booth for the invite!) Daisy spoke about where the idea for Brighton5 came from and what it’s all about – we’re hoping to share a link to the interview later this week. Dipping...

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