What is Sharenting?

France is banning parents posting about their kids. Politicians in France have put forward a bill to make “sharenting” illegal. That is, banning parents from sharing photos of their children on social media. Is this the only way to protect kids or is there a better solution? Many parents use social media to share important […]

Talking About Divorce Legal Conversations Chats

This week I’ve been a guest on both Fink Cards social media chats, answering questions about my newest pack of cards that I’ve written with Chris Longbottom. Talking About Divorce Legal Conversations is something both Chris and myself are very passionate about as we’ve created this pack of cards to help you navigate the choppy […]

David Cameron: my children can use Facebook, but only if I can monitor them

I’m glad to see David Cameron is taking Facebook seriously, particularly as a mum of two “Screenagers” ! Mr Cameron said that watching his young children take their first steps into the digital world was one of the factors which prompted him to take action on access to porn on the internet. But he said […]

Using Facebook could help boost exam grades

I was surprised to read that students’ use of social networks like Facebook could help boost their exam grades, according to new research that I read about in The Telegraph today. I work with lots of parents (and teachers)  who disapprove but it looks like time on Facebook may help rather than hinder students’ performance. […]

Riot police were forced to break up crowds at a teenager’s 16th birthday party after 3,000 people turned up because she left the Facebook event invitation open.

Riot police were forced to break up crowds at a  teenager’s 16th birthday party after 3,000 people turned up because she left the  Facebook event invitation open. A lesson in there for us all ! Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2206919/Riot-Facebook-party-attended-thousands.html#ixzz27HOtNr9I Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Is it a good idea for Facebook to make it easier for kids under 13 to join in?

  Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 years old to use the social-networking site under your parental supervision – what do you think about that? I’ve been in schools were the kids under 13 openly chat about being on Facebook and of course my ears prick up as I am worried […]

I’m excited as today I am interviewing Bear Grylls about his passion for getting kids OFF THE SOFA & OFF THE COMPUTER GAMES !

                                             Today I am excited as I am interviewing Bear Grylls about his passion for outdoor activities. With today’s kids glued to computer games, ipads, ipods and TV I thought it would be fascinating to discover more about Bear’s passion for teaching kids to build dens, make rope swings and have fun […]

Teenagers Say “I Love You” With Two Little Words: Username and Password.

I read with interest a blog from http://www.mamarazziknowsbest.com/ that apparently teenagers have ditched wearing the traditional high school ring as a sign of love and commitment in exchange for getting the keys to their private, online lives: Passwords. The New York Times reported that teens are now swapping passwords to Facebook and other social networking sites as […]

Should Preteens Be On Facebook?

Should Preteens Be On Facebook?? a guest post by Matt Morgan Facebook, the social network that was created as a collegiate exclusive site, has become widely used by teens and preteens. The site requires users to be 13 years of age or older, but the policy is difficult to uphold and enforce. Research by Consumer […]

Parties – Facebook – Disasters!

My son had a party when he turned 16 a couple of years ago – well he called it a gathering which I thought was really lovely and kind of old fashioned. About 15 of his friends came round, chatted , played on the Wii and had a laugh and we kept out of the way as […]