Children Online

Constantly Craving A Net Fix: When Our Kids Can't Stop Swiping

Jenny Afia | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jenny Afia

When it comes to online, we are living in a world of the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns. Let's not allow any online players to treat our children as if they are part of social experiment. We need regulation and proper discussion. And soon.

Internet Safety Day - Is It Enough?

Jenny Afia | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jenny Afia

The Newsround kid contributors told me that sometimes social media makes them anxious. Selfies, they say, are fun, but come with a catch. "It's important to look good...when I look at photos of celebrities I worry a bit about how I look", said one. "Sometimes I take 10 or 15 pictures before I am happy with the one I put on the site", said another.

Social Media Terms And Conditions Are Failing Our Children

Jenny Afia | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jenny Afia

Although social media sites claim that they have always prioritised giving people easy to understand, clear information about their safety and privacy policies, both the Children's Commissioner and I, along with a whole host of others believe that the odds are stacked against children online

Creativity And Connectivity: How The Internet Inspires Our Imagination

Shane Hegarty | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Tech
Shane Hegarty

I'd be quite lost without such distraction offered by the world outside or life online. Those daily chance encounters and random diversions often offer a route out of trouble when a story hits a dead end.

Here's How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

Children of all ages love using the computer, with many kids learning to navigate the internet from their earliest days, through exposure at home and ...

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...

Rights for the Digital Teenager

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Yet managing risks for adolescents is hardly a new state of affairs. Anna Freud noted that it was very difficult for us to help teenagers, partly because of our wish to forget our own painful embarrassments that are an inevitable part of those years.

Introducing the Digital Dad

Dave Wallace | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

The world has changed and I am thrilled by the possibility of young children being taught to code. Living in a technologically advanced domestic environment is all part of the fun and I firmly believe that being fully immersed in digital is good for kids.

Parental Rights - What Do You Need to Know if Your Child Shops Online?

Jean-Marc Noel | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Marc Noel

Without awareness, parents could be in for a big shock when they receive the next bank statement if the credit card has been 'borrowed'. Parents must understand the impact online shopping has on their children - then they can learn about their rights and obligations to maintain control.

How to Get Your Kid Coding When You Don't Know How to Code Yourself

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Tech
Jamie Tolentino

Want your kid to be the next Zuckerberg or another programming genius but don't know how to code yourself? No problem.

British Children 'Sad' Without Internet Access

Telegraph | Melanie Hick | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Tech

Fetch the tissues and get ready to dole out the hugs. A survey has revealed that British children are sad when they're without access to t'internet*. ...

One In Five Kids Access Inappropriate Websites On Mobile Phones

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Tech

UK children are outwitting their parents to access inappropriate content on smart phones. One in five UK children are accessing inappropriate webs...

Children At Risk From Cyber Crime

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Tech

A child can now be at greater risk sitting in a bedroom on a computer than outside the school gates, the Home Secretary said today. Theresa May sai...

One Third Of Youngsters Suffer Cyberbullying

Melanie Hick | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Tech

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- More than a third of young people have been affected by cyberbullying, but many do not tell anyone, research suggests. The new...

11 Year-Olds Regularly Downloading Illegal Music

Melanie Hick | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Tech

One in five 11 year olds have been found to be illegally downloading music from the internet, according to a study for Childnet International. Kid...

Study: Facebook Hacking Rife... Amongst Parents

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK

Picture the scene: the lights are low. A computer screen flickers with a Facebook login screen. An investigator, desperate for a new lead, types on a ...