Child Safety

Shocking Moment Sea Lion Drags Girl Into Water

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents

The terrifying moment a sea lion jumped out of the water, grabbed a girl and pulled her into the water was caught on camera. The now-viral video was f...

Mum Films Herself Pulling Fingernails Out Of Son's Gums As Warning To Parents About Nail Biting

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: Some may find the video disturbing to watch. A mum has filmed a shocking video of herself pulling fingernails out of her son’s gums, as a ...

Fidget Spinner Warning Issued To Parents As 10-Year-Old Gets Toy Part Stuck In Her Throat

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has warned parents about a potential danger of the fidget spinner craze after her 10-year-old daughter got part of one stuck in her throat. Kell...

What Shall I Do If My Child Is Glued To Their Device?

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

Can you answer this question? Which of the following four activities is most popular with children - watching TV, going online, playing sport or reading books?

This Is The Age Kids Should Cross The Road Alone, According To Scientists

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents

Children should not cross the road on their own until they’re at least 14, scientists have warned. Researchers from Iowa University said before thi...

Don't Fall Hook, Line And Sinker In A World Of Catfish

Claire Stead | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

We are all human, and as Nev Schulman states, what people ultimately want is to find a connection. Unfortunately however, there are people out there that exploit this fundamental human trait.

Mum Issues Warning To Parents About Washing Machine Liquitabs After Son's Accident

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has issued a safety warning to parents about using washing machine liquitabs after her son accidentally squirted one in his eye. Jemima Strain, ...

Yorkshire Police Force Announces Rise In Young People Sexting And Issues Guidance To Parents

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents

A police force has issued tips on how parents can discuss sexting with their child, after announcing a rise in reports of teens sending sexual message...

You Will Want To Read This Before Taking Your Little One To A 'Baby Spa'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Parents

The thought of taking your little one to a baby spa and letting them float about looking adorable in a neck ring might seem appealing, but experts are...

Mum Shares Shocking X-Ray Image Of Grape Stuck In Child's Throat

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared an X-ray image of a grape lodged in a child’s throat to remind parents about the choking risk posed of the fruit. Australian mum An...

Mum Demonstrates Car Seat Trick For Parents To Check If It's Safe For Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has demonstrated a way parents can check if their child’s car seat is safe and suitable to use. Rachel McNamara, from the US, strapped her son...

Parents Warned About Disturbing 'Peppa Pig' Spoof Videos On YouTube

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned about spoof ‘Peppa Pig’ videos on YouTube with storylines of horror and death. A BBC investigation called ‘Is your chil...

First For UK Safer Internet Centre And Everton Football Club

Susie Hargreaves | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Sport
Susie Hargreaves

Today, the workshops are up and running throughout Everton Football Club's communities. The goal of the project, if I can use that pun, is to educate young men to understand what healthy/appropriate relationships look like and then apply this learning to keeping safe online. Andy, who runs the workshops aided by the Everton Safeguarding Team, is not only an e-safety expert trainer, but also a Football Coach, so he's been able to make an immediate connection with all the young men participating.

Parents Warned About Urgent Recall Of Kids' Leggings Due To 'Choking' Hazard

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents

Primark has urgently recalled a kids’ pair of leggings because they do not meet the retailer’s usual standards of safety. The grey leggings with ...

Leaving A Child Alone In A Car: Is It Illegal And What Does the Law Say?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents

Deciding whether your child is old enough to be left alone in a car can be tricky, so it’s wise to give the situation some thought, rather than maki...

Barnardo's Issues Advice For Worried Parents Watching 'Coronation Street' Grooming Storyline

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being given advice about the warning signs of sexual exploitation, following developments in a ‘Coronation Street’ storyline. Barnardo...

Parents Debate Whether They Would Leave A Sleeping Child Alone In A Hotel Room

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has sparked a debate online about whether or not parents should leave their children alone in hotel rooms while they’re sleeping. Mumsnet user...

Mum Warns Parents About Dangers Of Vacuum Cleaners After Son Suffers Fourth Degree Burn

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: This post contains graphic images. A mum has issued a warning to other parents about the dangers of vacuum cleaners after her 16-month-old ...

Parents May Still Be Putting Newborn Babies At Risk Of Cot Deaths, Warns Charity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents may be putting newborn babies at risk of cot death, a charity has warned, after a survey found many were happy to let their baby sleep on thei...

This Versatile Sleeping Pod Is Hoping To Change The Way Babies Sleep

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents

A sleeping pod is hoping to change the way babies sleep by recreating what it’s like for them to be in the womb. Sleepyhead is said to have “comfo...

Holly Willoughby Opens Up About The Fears She Has For Her Kids Using Social Media

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby has revealed she is fearful about her children using social media as they grow up. The 36-year-old, who is mum to seven-year-old Harr...

Adele Calls Off Fireworks At Live Show After Debris Lands In Son's Eye

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Parents

Adele decided to call off having fireworks at her live show after some debris landed in her son’s eye during a soundcheck. The 28-year-old intended ...

Fascinating Video And Photos Taken Inside Womb Show Twins At 22 Weeks

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents

Unborn identical twin boys have been captured moving inside their mother’s womb at 22 weeks, in a fascinating video and photo series. Detailed facia...

Child Car Seat Law Has Changed: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents

A change in the law on child car seats has come into force earlier than expected. The change sets out new rules for manufacturers, who are no longer a...

Mum Issues Warning To Parents After Her Daughter Was Strangled By Her Hat

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents

An Australian mum has issued a warning on Facebook to other parents, after her daughter was strangled by her sunhat in the school playground. Gail Ost...