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Teens and Social Media: Self-Expression and Staying Safe

Teens and Social Media: Self-Expression and Staying Safe

It’s likely that if you are currently parenting a teenager you are among the first generation of parents to be negotiating the uncharted territory of digital parenting. Communicating using social media is a relatively new phenomenon and is certainly something that many parents do not have direct personal experience of from their own childhoods. From […]

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Online Gaming: The Changing Face of Childhood

Online Gaming: The Changing Face of Childhood

  The way that children play is changing. Instead of spending time playing face to face, children of all ages are spending time playing games online. Along with the obvious challenges of managing screentime where gaming is concerned, there are other things that children and parents need to bear in mind when playing games online. […]

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YouTube: Keeping Kids Safe

YouTube: Keeping Kids Safe

YouTube, for many people it can be a means of self-expression, a way of documenting particular elements of their life. However an increasing number of children are using YouTube to upload videos and then share this content with friends. Parents can understandably be concerned about what their children are uploading and sharing, particularly as YouTube […]

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Online Group Chats: How to Keep Your Child Safe

Online Group Chats: How to Keep Your Child Safe

There was a time not too long ago when the only way to communicate was face to face. That’s most certainly not the case now. Given the hectic lives that people live the convenience of using messaging apps to communicate cannot be underestimated. When we visit schools throughout the country we hear from children and […]

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Social Media and Peer Pressure: How You Can Help Your Child

Social Media and Peer Pressure: How You Can Help Your Child

It is sometimes interesting to reflect on how modern childhood will be viewed in 30 years. It certainly will be remembered as very different from the childhoods of decades ago. A virtually erasable digital footprint, spending increasing amounts of time online and dealing with a whole new form of peer pressure that relates to social […]

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