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 […]
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 […]
Did your kids get a “Barbie” for Christmas ? A picture of a plus-sized Barbie doll being placed on the Facebook page of Plus-Size-Modelling.com has sparked debate over whether toy companies should produce such a doll. The image of a Barbie doll, which includes a double chin, has been placed on the page alongside the […]
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 […]
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
Did you know breastfeeding could save the lives of 1m children under 5 in developing countries every year?
Did you know breastfeeding could save the lives of 1m children under 5 in developing countries every year? On the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF call on governments to bring in strong policies to support breastfeeding more – to prevent children dying from diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia and to help them all survive […]
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 […]
So people think that social media is totally ruining the lives of our children – well I’m not sure, but I do know we can’t afford to put our heads in the sand over it. A new survey by McAfee involving more than 1,000 teenagers aged 13 to 17 in the United States revealed that […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join me here and on Facebook to tell me about your ABC of adjectives to describe Your Wonderful Kids. Day 1 ~ Letter A
Let’s celebrate YOUR wonderful kids ! Join me here and on Facebook to add your ABC of adjectives about your Wonderful Kids. Day 1 Letter A : My Child is ……… Amazing, Aspiring, Awesome, Articulate, Adventurous, Affectionate and above all Adorable Now off you go AND TELL THEM to build their self esteem!
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 […]
There “must be easier ways of bonding” with your child than playing a game that allowed “gangsters to run over prostitutes”.
Parents are too often complicit in the sexualisation and commercialisation of children, according to Reg Bailey the author of a landmark Government review into childhood. What do you think? How do you manage that fine line? What are your boundaries? Here’s the article in today’s The Daily Telegraph “Too many parents either willingly encourage […]
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 […]