Huge Win For Child Safety As Healthy Relationships And Sex Education Becomes law

Javed Khan | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

The Children and Social Work Bill becomes law today providing real positive change for all children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable...

Health And Safety Warning For Digital Doctors

Mary O'Brien | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mary O'Brien

In my opinion, now is the perfect time to grow telehealth services to the UK. However, this will need to be in a way that doesn't completely disrupt the way the NHS works - after all, it will never fully replace face-to-face consultations but should complement and support an already overburdened and straining system.

For Men Who Don't Mean Anything By It: Sexual Harassment Matters

Dr Finn Mackay | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Finn Mackay

all women everywhere While he has a laugh and moves on, those women might wander on seemingly unperturbed, but they might surreptitiously be looking for their keys to hold in their fist, or pretending to take a phone call or crossing to the other side of the road. He may not even notice; such is the level of unexamined privilege that what's quickly forgotten banter to him might last a whole journey home for the woman.

The 'Sharent'. Are We Safe As Parent Bloggers? Do We Put Our Children And Selves At Risk?

Jade Lloyd | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents
Jade Lloyd

As I scroll down the screen images of my son's sweet smile gaze back at me, as do the faces of other people's children. Happy, crying, sitting on the supermarket floor screaming. There they are. Through the blogsphere we share our lives, the pretty and the difficult. Are parent bloggers selfish?

Removing The Safety Net From Our Children

Joanne Gray | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

Mother nature instinctively teaches us to protect our children no matter what the cost, so when it comes to letting our children grow up, how easy is it to stand back and remove the safety net that we have carefully placed around them?

How To Have That Wonderful Time In Lapland

Frank Brehany | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

Sadly, each year we receive complaints from parents who have been severely disappointed by the failure of the promise provided by the 'real' Father Christmas brochure. We have heard of holidaymakers experiencing a rushed 'day' trip, with little of what was promised or indeed having to deal with children's disappointment at not seeing Father Christmas, to serious injuries as a result of tobogganing or other activities!

Where For Art Thou Cabin Air Quality?

Frank Brehany | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK
Frank Brehany

Since 2007, I have had the privilege of meeting with pilots and cabin crew from all around the world, desperate to tell me of the problems with the ai...

Feeling Safe During Times Of Change And Uncertainty

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Feeling safe during a time of transition and uncertainty in politics and society can be difficult. At such a time feeling a comforting connection to o...

Room Rental Websites Are Putting Woman At Risk

Sarah Power | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Sarah Power

Unfortunately dating has a dark side and so does looking for somewhere to live, especially when you're a young woman on your own. Moving in with complete strangers is unlikely to be anyone's first choice but often poor timing, a lack of money or just plain bad luck means renting a room in a shared house or flat is the only option.

Air New Zealand Criticised For Safety Video Featuring Surfers And Models

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An airline has been criticised for one of its in-flight safety videos which features professional surfers and models riding the ocean waves. New Zeala...

Summer Surge In 'Tombstoning' Craze That Claims Two Lives A Year

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

Young people who jump from high bridges and harbour walls into water unsupervised are dicing with death, council bosses have warned. The Local Gover...

How to Make a Positive Impact in Someone's Life and Change Their Life for the Better Through the Animal Abuse Register

Brian Berry | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Brian Berry

How appealing is a society where bullying, abuse, and violence decrease, maybe even disappear? Do you feel technology can protect us by knowing if som...

65 Years of Saving Refugees' Lives

Maurice Wren | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics
Maurice Wren

The refugees' stories I've told here are truly heart rending, but they also fill me with pride and with hope. This is who we are as a country. This is who we must remain. This is Britain at its best.

British Pupils are Leaving School (Tech) Illiterate

Mark Murphy | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Murphy

Teenagers really don't know it all. We think that because they spend all day on the computer that they understand tech, but many leave school with an insufficient understanding of basic security measures or what software or "code" even looks like - let alone how to write it

Why I Don't Walk Home Alone at Night

Emma Critchley | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Critchley

Age and children have made me more fearful. I have been changed by the constant news stories that detail women being attacked at night. Their stories have seeped into my skin and become a part of me.

Ten Things You Should Know About Anti-Abortion Protestors Before You Go for an Abortion

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Genevieve Edwards

Let's get this straight: you have the right to use legal abortion services free from harassment or intimidation. And while not everyone who sees the protesters is upset by them, we know that their activities can add to the stress some women feel about having an abortion, and that's just not on.

Dramatic Moment 5-Year-Old Saves Drowning Mum's Life

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Parents

The incredible moment a five-year-old rescued her mum from drowning in the family pool has been caught on camera. Allison Anderwald, from Portland, wa...

Someone Will Hurt Me Because I'm a Muslim... Am I Being Too Paranoid?

Teuta Hoxha | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Teuta Hoxha

I leave my bag open on the train so people can see that I only have books inside, and they do look. The question I keep asking myself is - am I being too paranoid?

Dating Apps, Rape and the Lack of Safety in Online Dating

Sofie Sandell | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Why isn't the online dating industry forced to check who they let in before they allow people to start using dating apps? Having rapists and criminals pretending to be 'the honest guy' in the world of online dating is just awful.

Jeremy Hunt's Latest Flight of Fancy

Rachel Clarke | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Politics
Rachel Clarke

As a junior doctor who's married to a pilot, I'm perhaps more intimately acquainted than Jeremy Hunt with what airline safety entails. The Health Secretary might like to know that my husband, an ex-RAF fighter pilot turned civilian pilot, is so aghast at the hours and shifts I work, he says they would turn his plane into a "a lethal weapon".

Lumiere London - Shining Light on Pedestrianisation

Joe Irvin | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK
Joe Irvin

Lumiere London has shown what is possible - and desirable - when streets are closed to traffic and walking put first. It is a great example of how we can bring the magic back to our streets and show how our streets can be enjoyed when they are not traffic-dominated.

Reclaiming the Commute: Dealing With Unwanted Attention on Public Transport

Rosie Driffill | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Driffill

I love my commute. There is always a seat, the ticket inspectors make friendly conversation and the view frequently yields animals I've only ever seen in books. This time last year, however, the thought of taking the train would fill me with dread.

Woman Pretends To Be Drunk In Middle Of Day To See How Men Will React

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you spot a person drunk, alone, lost and without any battery on their phone, the decent (read: normal) thing to do would be to offer them help. ...

Stopping Clocks Going Back Could Save Hundreds of Children's Lives

Paul Singh | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK
Paul Singh

The clocks going back on Sunday could cost hundreds of children's lives on UK roads in winter. Research by road safety company SmartWitness has shown that if we abolished putting the clocks back and persisted with British Summer Time throughout the whole year we would significantly reduce road casualties to pedestrians, cyclists and especially school-children.

National Burns Awareness Day: Raising Awareness To Save Lives

Lucy Wilson | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Some people can't resist the strong taste of coffee in the morning or the tender smell of a Yankee candle in the evening. We all come into contact with hot substances on a daily basis. However, it is estimated that over 121,000 people are seen by burns services and emergency departments each year...