Child Safety

Father Asks For Advice After His 9-Year-Old Started Looking At Porn

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Parents

A father of a nine-year-old girl posted on Reddit to seek advice from other parents after he found out his nine-year-old daughter was looking up sex o...

14 Ways To Keep Your Baby Cool In Hot Weather

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents

You probably know by now that today is the hottest day of the year, bringing 35C temperatures to England, and the warmest weather since 2006. But f...

Father Blames Daughter's Violent Attack On Failure Of School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Parents

The father of a 13-year-old girl who was caught on camera violently assaulting another pupil has blamed his daughter's school for failing to resolve t...

Loose Women Launch 'Say No To CO' After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents

The Loose Women presenters are teaming up with Sharon Wood - the mother of two children who died due to carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in ...

Mum Warns About Lyme Disease Symptoms After A Facebook Post 'Saved Her Son's Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mum want to raise parents' awareness of the symptoms of Lyme disease, after she found "bullseye" spots on her one-year-old's temples, legs and arms....

Powerful Video Warns Of Hidden Dangers To Children In Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Parents

A video has been released to warn parents how dangerous everyday furniture items can be for their children. Released by the US Consumer Product Saf...

Parents Shocked As Children Let Complete Strangers Into Their Home

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents

A vlogger who conducts social experiments about children's safety has demonstrated that many children need refresher course on "stranger danger" after...

Ryan Reynolds Sparked Controversy On How He's Carrying Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents

Just like many other celebrity dads on Father's Day, Ryan Reynolds was pictured in a sweet Instagram photo with his six-month-old daughter, James. ...

Can You Spot The Boy Drowning In This Pool?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

In a pool full of children, inflatable rings, and recurrent wave, a lifeguard was the only person who managed to spot a young boy who was close to dro...

Advice For Parents: What To Do If You Discover Your Child Has Been Sexting

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents

A new campaign has been launched by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to give parents advice on how to respond if they find out their child has become i...

Have You Experienced The Dangers Of The 'After-School Rush'?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents

Casualties among children peak during the "after-school rush" according to the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). As part of their annual Chil...

The 'Don't Talk To Strangers' Message May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Parents

The standard message we tell our children of never talking to strangers could be doing a lot more harm than good, a charity has revealed. The child...

Safety Of Child Car Seat Under Investigation After Toddler 'Flies Out' During Emergency Stop

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Parents

A Kiddu car seat has been removed from sale in two major supermarkets after a baby flew out of it due to a fault in the product. Stacey Tennant bou...

Would You Pose As Your Child's Friend To Snoop On Their Facebook?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

How far would you go to check up on what your kids are getting up to on the internet? A recent study, commissioned by Irish Life, has revealed that...

An Open Letter to the Future Prime Minister

Emma Lindley | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Emma Lindley

I would like to call to the future Prime Minister to focus on the importance of this issue. In the next four years they could make a significant positive impact on the safety of our children, and enable industry to act responsibly but still thrive commercially.

Would Your Child Be Fooled By This YouTube Experiment On Abduction?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Parents

One of the biggest lessons you teach your child is to never talk to strangers, but do they actually pay attention? A social experiment by YouTuber ...

The Internet Images That Put Children at Risk...

Dr Samantha Gaines | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Samantha Gaines

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, is it likely that dogs and children will be spending more time together, and as parents, it is important that we understand how dogs and children can interact safely and be able to understand what our dog is trying to tell us using body language and other signals.

Am I a Child Prostitute or a Prostituted Child?

Shy Keenan | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Shy Keenan

I was sold for sex from a very early age by the adults in my life, I didn't want or like what they did but I was powerless to stop them, I couldn't comprehend any of the long-term lifelong problems it would cause... I just knew it was bad horrible and I wanted it to stop... The victims are viewed as ink on paper, dots on a screen, un-saveable lost souls with no rights, no voice and no choices. Pornography is a legitimate business that sells consenting adult sex. Child abuse images are crime scene photographs.

To Catch a Predator

Rob McDowall | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob McDowall

No loving parent would dream of opening their doors to a sex offender hell-bent on manipulating and exploiting their child but with the increasing availability and use of modern technology, a parents' ignorance could inadvertently do just that.

The Real Stranger Danger

David Bond | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

There's a danger that our obsession with stranger danger will make us uncomfortable around children. A few years ago, a poll commissioned by Play England found that 44% of men would hesitate before helping a child in distress for fear of being thought a paedophile. This is insane.

Children Lie About Age Online To See Sex, Gambling And Alcohol Adverts

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Children are using false ages online and seeing restricted adverts for overtly sexual dating sites, gambling, alcohol and slimming aids, a study has f...

A Small Conversation Can Make a Big Difference

Peter Wanless | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK
Peter Wanless

Four out of five parents of five-17-year-olds who agreed to take part in a YouGov poll also told us they think it is their responsibility to talk to their children about the risk. Yet half of all parents surveyed have never done this. And those that did tended to focus on 'stranger danger.'

Criminal Record Checks Are Breach Of Human Rights, Court Rules

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Asking people to declare all past criminal convictions, including offences committed as children, is a breach of human rights, a landmark judgment has...

'They Made Me Feel Like A Paedophile'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK

An off-duty fireman was left feeling like a "potential pedophile" after a national airline stopped him sitting next to two small boys on a flight - be...

Government Consult Over Internet Porn Controls

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

The Government is to consult on tough new measures to protect children from internet pornography. Under plans being draw up by Downing Street, it w...