Is it a good idea to snoop on your child’s texts and social media messages?

Parents should snoop on their child’s texts and social media messages, David Cameron’s new advisor on childhood has claimed – but what do YOU think ? How do you monitor your child’s social media activity and keep an eye on what they’re saying, and who they are saying it to, and what they are posting […]

Are YOUR children or teenagers being exposed to a heavy diet of soft core porn ?

I’ve got two kids –  I’ve got a 17 year old daughter and  a 19 year old son so I know first hand about navigating the choppy waters of the teenage years. (Here’s my MP3 download of step-by–step ideas, strategies, techniques and skills that eliminates the frustrations and worries of bringing up a teenager ) […]

I LOVE Gok’s new show. Gok’s Teens – The Naked Truth

  I love Gok Wan and I am delighted to see him take on the fashion industry’s distorted images of what it means to be a teen. Gok Wan is now giving troubled teens the advice, confidence and self-belief they need to tackle their issues and anxieties. I have written about teaching your kids to […]

Where has my little girl gone?

    As you know I have been interviewed many times on the TV and radio about the early sexualisation of girls and have written  about what I think about  padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing kits for kids as I am the Mum to the very wonderful Molly – my […]

Have you seen ParentPort yet? Tell me what you think

Have you seen ParentPort yet? ParentPort is run by the UK’s media regulators. They set and enforce standards across the media to protect children from inappropriate material. Have you seen or heard something unsuitable for children? Maybe it was a programme on TV or online, a film, an advert, a video game or something in a […]

Lingerie targeted at girls as young as four-years-old……..

I am on BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex tomorrow morning at 9am discussing this very distressing topic of the unnaturally early sexualisation of children as young as four years old. Sophie Morin of the embroiled Jours  Après Lunes label responded to furore over promotional  photos showing girls in make-up and with voluminous up-dos wearing panties,  bras, […]

Bringing up kids in a porn culture

I am speaking on BBC Radio Leeds later today at 12.20 about the impact violent and sexual images and films have on children – here is just an excerpt from my new book “Parenting Made Easy” that will be out next April 2012 on: Bringing up kids in a porn culture I watched Nicole Scherzinger […]

Child sexualisation complaints website to be set up.

    Here’s what’s happening in the news… a campaign I feel strongly about and welcome ….what are YOUR thoughts? “Parents will be able to highlight examples of child sexualisation on a new website, the prime minister has said. The measure is among the proposals in a review on the commercialisation and sexualisation of children, […]