As schools break up for the holidays, a children’s charity is urging parents to think carefully before leaving children home alone over the summer. I’m speaking on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester about leaving children alone. It’s a difficult problem as there is no firm law around leaving children by themselves – no guidance around […]
I’m being interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio BBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Radio Berkshire by Anne Diamond about when it is a safe time to leave children “Home Alone” Deciding if your child is ready to be left home alone can be a tricky decision. I remember incrementally leaving Will and Molly alone while […]
I was really distressed to read about the tragic suicide of Molly Russell: The ‘caring soul’ who died after exploring her depression on Instagram. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for young people under 20 and levels of self-harm are rising among teenage girls in particular. I was interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford […]
Do you know what ‘Upskirting Is? Well, it’s a good idea to talk to your kids about it…… find out more here if you’ve never heard of it….
Have you heard of ‘Upskirting?’ Well, neither had I until I read about it in the Huffington Post. Girls are being forced to wear shorts under their school skirts to stop boys taking upskirting photos, a teachers’ leader has claimed. Dr Mary Bousted, president of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), believes sexual harassment […]
The NSPCC and O2 have launched new advice for parents of young people playing the multiplayer action survival game Fortnite: Battle Royale. It comes amid concerns over a function in Fortnite which automatically allows users to speak to other players through voice and text chat functions. It means children can be contacted by anyone else […]
Porn Has Fuelled A 400% Rise In Child-On-Child Assaults In the UK. My Advice For Protecting Children From Online Pornography.
In a report by The Daily Mail, convictions of rape by those aged under 17 years old have almost doubled in just four years in the UK. A representative from the Ministry of Justice has warned that extreme pornography is fuelling this alarming rise in the number of child rapists. Experts say violent pornography is […]
What is Katie Price’s Online Bullying Petition & why she’s campaigning after what happened to Harvey.
I’m discussing cyber bullying on BBC Radio WM today as Katie Price has launched a Petition to prosecute trolls after a vile troll pretended to ‘have sex’ with her disabled son Harvey. The 38-year-old model and Loose Women star also re-posted several offensive pictures and tweets on Tuesday to name and shame trolls who have attacked […]
As a long awaited new Anti-Grooming Law takes effect. Here’s what you should know. ‘Grooming. What it is, signs and how to protect your children.
I’m speaking on Sky News today after 12 midday about the new law that comes into immediate effect around protecting children from grooming. I live only a few miles away from where Caterham schoolboy Breck Bednar, was murdered by a man he met online. So, what is grooming. Grooming is when someone builds an […]
I’ve been asked to appear on GMB, LBC, BBC Surrey, Sussex, Suffolk to join in the discussions about Michael Gove and his wife Sarah Vine leaving their 11 year old son alone on a small hotel from 7.30pm until 1.30am. Here’s a fab blog from John Adams who appeared with me on LBC which just […]
‘ I was smacked and it never did me any harm’ people always say to me but surely there has to be a better way?
Watch me talking about smacking on ITV “This Morning” with Holly Willoughby and Eamonn Holmes. Smacking is back in the news again and I was interviewed on BBC Radio London about smacking as Children’s Commissioner Maggie Atkinson claims that under current law here in the UK pets and adults have better protection than children. Bringing up happy, healthy, […]
Today I am delighted to have Vivien Sabel as my guest blogger putting forward her opinion on smacking or spanking as my USA parents call it ! “Smacking or spanking is an act of aggression and in some cases violence against a child. In my opinion it has no demonstrative qualities and it has […]