You should be pre-vetting every app that your children download.

You should be pre-vetting every app that your children download. When Andrew Fuller sat down last year to counsel a group of teenage boys who had taken a photo of a girl they knew, photoshopped her head onto the body of a naked porn star, and shared it around social media, they had no idea […]

New report reveals children at risk of exploitation online.

I’m appearing on Sky News today at 3.30 discussing a new report called ‘Digital Dangers’ jointly published by Barnardo’s and the Marie Collins Foundation. It says all children are vulnerable to being groomed and sexually exploited on the internet via mobile technology. For the report, 34 project workers from 11 Barnardo’s specialist child sexual exploitation […]


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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 […]

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 ) […]

Has Your Pic Been Morphed?

Today my guest blogger is Anindita Mishra of Cybermum Like any other parent, Anindita wants to make sure that her children are safe wherever they go, in the real or virtual world. Here is an interesting and thought provoking article about morphed photographs which my kids like to experiment with too. “How many of us […]

What’s the difference between spying on your kids and keeping an eye on them?

I remember being rung up on a Bank Holiday Monday by a Polish journalist last year, asking me my opinion on some new tracking device that tracks children through their mobile phone. I told her I didn’t like it as it smacked of cotton wool parenting, an infringement of a young person’s independence, autonomy, and […]

Stranger Danger 21st Century Style – Keeping Your Safe.

The days of not talking to strangers and not accepting sweets from them have long gone, as your child can make friends with people from around the global community in an instant. But how do you know who they are talking to and how do you monitor and keep a watchful eye on their activity? […]