Child Safety

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...

Schoolboy Died After Powerful Quad Bike Crashed on Family Farm, Inquest Hears

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An 11-year-old schoolboy died after crashing a powerful quad bike while helping out on the family farm, an inquest heard on Tuesday. Kieran Horn di...

NSPCC Raises Baby Safety Concerns

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Child protection campaigners call police or social services six times a day with concerns that babies are in serious danger, with most cases involving...

One In Five Back Trick Or Treating Ban After Riots

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK