Tots & Tech: Navigating the World of Educational Apps. What You Need to Know!

Smartphones and Apps for Toddlers: Why It’s Not a Good Idea In today’s digital age, smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, offering convenience, entertainment, and instant access to information. However, when it comes to toddlers and young children, the question is: Is introducing smartphones at an early age beneficial or harmful? […]

The Social Media Jigsaw: Finding Balance in a Digital World

I’m pondering the problem of kids + #socialmedia As a society, we can take collective actions to encourage kids to stay off social media by fostering a culture that values real-world interactions, personal growth, and well-being. Here are some approaches: love to hear your positive suggestions 🤔 🧩Educational Programmes: Implement educational programmes in schools that […]

Ctrl-Alt-Parent: The Importance of Empowering Parents with Digital Literacy Confidence.

“In a digital world where the landscape is ever-changing, parental digital literacy isn’t just a choice; it’s a responsibility to equip ourselves with the knowledge and skills needed to guide our children safely through uncharted waters.” ~ Sue Atkins In today’s digital age, where technology permeates almost every aspect of our lives, digital literacy has […]

Screen Time, Digital Poverty, Education & Why NOT all Educational Apps are Equal in Quality‼️

If you have time I highly, highly recommend watching or listening to this absolutely fascinating  parliamentary evidence on screen time, digital poverty and education, with Baroness Kidron who’s career has taken her from making movies for Stephen Spielberg to groundbreaking protections for young people online Screen time and Wellbeing  Speakers include: John McGee, Senior Policy […]

The Horse Has Bolted: My Child Has a Smartphone! Now What?

Managing a child’s smartphone use can be challenging, but there are several strategies you can use to ensure your child’s safety and well-being even if they have a smartphone already! Set Clear Rules and Expectations: Establish clear guidelines for smartphone usage, including when and where it’s appropriate to use the device, as well as time […]

I Love My Smartphone – Don’t You?

  Smartphones have become an integral part of modern life, offering a multitude of benefits that enhance communication, productivity, entertainment, and convenience. Here’s just a few ways they have transformed our lives which I love: Communication: Smartphones revolutionised communication by allowing people to stay connected regardless of their location. With features like calls, texts, emails, […]

Parenting in Real Time: Opting for Moments – Not Messages

As new parents, the arrival of a baby brings with it a whirlwind of joy, excitement, and yes, a fair share of sleepless nights! In the midst of this transformative journey, one of the most precious gifts you can give your baby is your undivided attention. Yet, in today’s hyper-connected world, the attraction of smartphones […]

Nappies and Notifications: Why Parents Should Put Down Their Smartphones

  Changing nappies – is a quintessential part of parenthood that’s both mundane and messy. Amidst the chaos of nappy changes, it can be tempting to reach for our smartphones as a distraction or a way to multitask can’t it? But while scrolling through emails or social media might seem like a harmless way to […]

Breastfeeding in the Age of Distraction: The Mobile Phone Dilemma

  The Effects of Using Your Mobile Phone While Breastfeeding: What Every Parent Should Know In today’s digitally connected world, it’s not uncommon for parents to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, including caring for their newborns while staying connected through their mobile devices. However, the practice of using a mobile phone while breastfeeding or bottle feeding […]

Ctrl+Alt+Delay: Why Parents Don’t Use Parental Controls

Ctrl+Alt+Delay:  I talk to lots of parents about all sorts of things, naturally, in my work but I’ve noticed not many parents think to use parental controls on their child’s devices. There seems to be quite a few reasons why not from: 🕹️Lack of Awareness: Some parents aren’t aware of the existence or capabilities of […]

Parental Controls Keep Your Kids Safe Online – Here’s Why They’re Important

I talk to lots of parents about all sorts of things, naturally, in my work but I’ve noticed not many parents think to use parental controls on their child’s devices. Today’s fast paced digital world means greater access to larger and larger oceans of information & it’s hard to keep up. Everyone’s reach and access […]

Let’s Make Getting a Smartphone a ‘Milestone Moment’

  I’ve been thinking about how to help parents delay giving their child a Smartphone and I thought about my own kid’s milestones. Childhood is a kaleidoscope of experiences, a journey punctuated by significant milestones that shape our children isn’t it?  From their first tentative steps to the exhilarating triumphs of independence, these moments mark […]