Last updated: 19 august, 2009 - 09:34 GMT

18/08/2009 - Digital Planet

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On this week's Digital Planet

Sexting: a global problem?

Sexting is the name given to sharing sexually explicit pictures or videos over mobile phones, or on the internet.

Gareth discusses the rise of this trend amongst teens with Linda Burney MP, from New South Wales Australia, who's launched a campaign in schools to help children and parents, and Richard Piggin from children's charity Beatbullying. Their survey recently revealed 1 in 3 UK teenagers have experienced sexting.

Maker Faire Africa

This weekend, an exhibition of African ingenuity and innovation was held in Accra, Ghana. Called Maker Faire, it showcased inventors from all over the continent. Digital Planet reporter Senyo Dey went to visit the Afrobotics workshop.

Gordon Bell's digital life

Are you forgetful? Memory like a sieve?

Well, Gordon Bell has a solution. He's been digitising his entire life, from shopping receipts to phone calls.

Gordon Bell's book 'Total Recall' is published on 17th September by Barnes & Noble.

Related links:

click Beatbullying UK - sexting survey

click ABC News: NSW schools to get 'sexting' fact sheets

click NSW Dept of Education: Advice for parents on sexting

click BBC News: Alarm bells ring over 'sexting'

click Maker Faire Africa - Accra, Ghana

click Afrobotics

click Gordon Bell - MyLifeBits

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