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 […]

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 […]

Topic of the month – TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

      My son Will turned 18 in November and learnt to drive. So this graphic video is something I have made him look at and thought you may also like to send to your kids and their friends. I know I can be guilty of also grabbing my phone when it goes off […]

What If My Child Is a Bully?

Here is a really helpful article from Parent Further – a search institute resource for families. “Most parents and parenting professional agree that disagreements, arguments, and fallings-out between friends are all normal and part of life. We can’t always protect our kids from pain and frustration. Behaviour that crosses the line into bullying, however, is not […]

69% of Children Suffer Bullying at School

“My son came to dread school because he was being bullied. He was terribly unhappy and frightened. We didn’t know what to do to help him…” Sound familiar? Thousands of children and parents are going through the pain and anguish caused by bullying right now. You may not even know that your child is being […]

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 […]

A – Z of teen text slang , do you know any of them?

Here is an excellent article from Sue Scheff who is an Author and Parent Advocate. She founded Parents’ Universal Resource Experts in 2001. P.U.R.E. is an organization that helps parents with struggling teens. Learn more at and email Sue at [email protected] Learning the teen language is only the beginning of parenting teenagers today. Do you […]

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? […]