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Scarlett Moffatt has a selfie warning for young girls

Scarlett Moffatt, who came to fame through Gogglebox, is getting real about filtered pictures of women on social media. The 2016 winner of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and now presenter of dating show Streetmate, posted two selfies side by side on Instagram showcasing two very different looks, along with a warning for […]

Children’s & youth work links

Links from the world of children’s and youth ministry: Scripture Union produces simplified Nativity story to avoid confusing children who don’t go to church: A spokeswoman said the change had been prompted by figures in recent years showing the scale of the lack of knowledge about the Christmas story among many children. New Healthy Media Habits For […]

Christmas Eve All-Age Talk 2014: Christmas Selfies

Towards the end of November each year the Oxford Dictionaries announce their word of the year.  In 2013 they chose “selfie” as the word for 2013.  Its formal definition is: “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website”   Apparently, […]

Selfie Obsession: teenage social media narcissists

We live in a world full of selfie-obsessed photo-editing young people.  Walt Mueller linked to this fantastic infographic by the team at

NASA selfie is out of this world

Selfies have become the big thing in 2013.  But on Christmas Eve, they literally went out of this world, as astronaut Mike Hopkins, a flight engineer on NASA’s Expedition 38, took this selfie, during the second of two spacewalks on the International Space Station. The image was posted on NASA’s website. While any selfie from space is clearly […]

Funny stories from around the world

Some more funny and random headlines from around the world: Uzbek TV urges respect for parents: Uzbek state-run TV calls on people to be polite to their parents after the president’s daughter took to social media to criticise her mother. US psalm book sells for $14.2m: A tiny book of psalms from 1640 becomes the world’s most expensive printed […]