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Almost half of families are going on a ‘digital detox’ this summer

Almost half of families are going on a ‘digital detox’ this summer – because they are worried their kids spend too much time on gadgets, a study has found.   Although phones and tablets are a great …

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Under-18s To Be Banned By Law From Social Media

Calls to ban under 18s from using social media without prior mental health training? Child health care specialists have called for a ban on anyone under the age of 18 using social media without train…

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Seven simple steps to ensure you stay safe on Facebook

The virtual world can be a dangerous one Somehow we believe that social media sites, like facebook, are there to protect us. This can't be further than the truth - w…

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Zip it, Block it, Flag it - what does it mean

A guide to the code The internet opens up a world of entertainment, opportunity and knowledge. To help your child to enjoy it all safely, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) has devel…

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Mobile Phones and Texting

  The majority of children have one - but are mobile phones a necessity, an addiction, or just a bit of fun? More than one million text messages are sent every day and many people see them as on…

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Wireless Gadgets and Technology

How good is it for your child? A website called wiredchild will help you decide whether to give your child a mobile phone, and when, and how to reduce their risk if they have one. The mobile cul…

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Does television hinder children's language development?

Dr. Lin Day of Baby Sensory says this is not necessarily true - tv can have a positive effect on a child's literacy skills. Research out this week has found that too much time spent in front of t…

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How much quality time do you spend with your kid?

86% of mums feel technology has an impact on quality time with their kids. Should we embrace ‘techtime’ within our everyday routines like ‘storytime’ and ‘bathtime’? Mums are dissatisfied with th…

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Do you use the TV as a babysitter?

A quarter of parents of young children in the UK use television as a babysitter, with huge consequences. Communication experts say it is best to watch TV with young children. What do they mean? …

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Internet Safety - Let's create a better internet together

Internet Safety On Tuesday 10th February 2015, millions across the UK and globally will be celebrating Safer Internet Day. Young people are joining together to declare that creating a better inte…

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How much in control are parents ?

Two thirds of all children have had a negative experiences online The debate is whether parents should have full control of all that their kids do online – that is t…

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Children and the mobile phone! - an addiction, a necessity or just fun?

There is no doubting the benefits of the mobile phone. Ease of communication, the anywhere, anytime contact - with friends, relations, colleagues and in theory at least th…

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Advice on mobile phones for children

  A Child's First Mobile Phone: A Parent's Guide Your children will, inevitably, ask for some sort of device. This isn't a day to be feared. Mobile devices will allow you to keep in contact with y…

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Firefox Safety Controls

How to Turn On The Safety Controls In Firefox For Your Family Though nothing beats human oversight when it comes to monitoring your child’s Internet activity, it doesn’t hurt to get some help from se…

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Time To Ban Mobile Phones in Schools

Education and mental health of our children more important than handheld status symbols. Children under the age of 16 shouldn't be allowed to bring mobile phones into school. That's the blunt opinion…

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NEW App For Mum and Baby

First baby on the way? Given birth before, but need some reliable, up-to-date advice?  If so, download the free, new version of this Mum & Baby app. It offers you access to national and internatio…

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The Digital Age Has Transformed The Way We Parent

With more parents heavily relying on parenting networks Almost half (49%) of mums use parenting networks to find new things to do and places to go with their children. Half of mums (51%) share hin…

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Many Children Can Use A Mouse But Can't Tie Shoelaces

Researchers have discovered that more young children can operate a computer mouse than ride a bike!And although 7 out of 10 children between 2 and 5 can easily play on-line games, fewer than 2 out of …

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