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Former secondary school teacher, and new addition to the Parent Zone team, Marjun Ziarati, talks about the benefits of technology and the importance of working closely with parents to prepare young people to cope with life in a digital age.
Epsom College enjoyed a day at Sky Studios as part of their prize for being crowned 2017's secondary Parent Zone Digital School of the Year. Here, year 7 student Elizabeth Lowndes, tells us about their experience.
The internet has made parenting more challenging for today's families. Parent Zone CEO Vicki Shotbolt argues that one simple thing will help protect children in the digital age, and it's time politicians took note.
Digital resilience as a term seems to be being used by every Tom, Dick and Harriet in the internet safety field at the moment. But what does it actually mean, and why is it so important? Parent Zone CEO Vicki Shotbolt, co-chair of the UKCCIS Digital Resilience Working Group, explains.
GUEST BLOG: Frances Wadsworth, principal of Croydon College, offers essential advice on how you can support your child’s revision technique and how it may be wise to alter the rules when it comes to their use of technology.
In our latest parenting blog, Gary Crossing turns to apps for help with getting his fussy five-year-old to eat fruit and veg.
In our latest parenting blog, Gary Crossing muses on a struggle as old as time itself.
Tech companies have decided that just about everything needs to be ‘connected’, from your glasses to your toaster to your kids' dolls. But is it one tech step too far?
In his first parenting blog of 2017, Gary Crossing vows to change his ways. Or at least try...
GUEST BLOG: The government’s attempt to introduce age-verification for accessing online porn is not an attack on freedom, argues Jonathan Rallings, assistant director for policy at Barnardo’s.
GUEST BLOG: Solicitors Rebecca Sheriff and Emily McFadden examine the legal questions around sexting.
In our festive parenting blog, Gary Crossing ponders the generation gap in gift giving that tech brings.
It’s a huge moment in the fight against our children seeing hardcore porn online. Parent Zone CEO and executive board member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, explains why.
Parent Zone’s resident teenage blogger explains why he thinks parents shouldn’t be worried by young people’s love of on-screen shoot ‘em ups.
Guest blog: PSHE advisory teacher Alice Hoyle maps out what age-appropriate porn education in primary school might look like – and she assures parents that it’s nothing too scary…
Our latest parenting blog finds out what happens when you forget to log out.
GUEST BLOG: How the internet is bringing top quality teaching to UK pupils, wherever they are.
BLOG: Underage online gambling is a growing problem and children and young people need protection. By Parent Zone CEO, Vicki Shotbolt
Our latest parenting blog discovers that screen time can sometimes be a big help when small visitors arrive.
Our teenage blogger explains the appeal of in-app purchases and microtransactions.
Instead of the worry, perhaps parents could rest easy if they knew their kids were using their screen time to learn and create.
GUEST BLOG: one teenage boy takes a personal look at the world of gaming for guys…and girls
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Parents can be alarmed by the idea of the dark net, with its drugs marketplaces, pro-anorexia websites, sex and extremism. Here, Jamie Bartlett, who spent a year investigating it, suggests that parents ought to find out what happens on the dark side - and that we'll be much better able to help our children if we do.
Ever felt you spend too much of your life staring at the tiny screen in your hand?
Your child’s relationship with the web starts innocently enough but there will come a day when you have to start plugging holes in the digital dam.
What happens when a beach holiday means children are left to their own non-devices devices? Our resident dad tells all in our new parenting blog.
GUEST BLOG: everyone deserves the chance to enjoy the benefits of the digital world. Here's how parents can help
NEW! In the first of our monthly parenting blogs, Gary Crossing realises that family disputes about the digital world can often have simple, real world explanations.
Is cyber dating a problem for under 18s?
With advances in live streaming, upsetting images of atrocities are now just a click away. What should parents say to children and young people to help them cope if they come across them?
After losing to Iceland England players can expect a torrent of online criticism from trolling fans - but what happens when abuse takes a dark turn, and how can we protect our children against explicit comments?
This week saw the publication of the parliamentary inquiry into children and harmful sexual behaviour. Jonathan Rallings, Assistant Director for Policy at Barnardo’s, explains why it’s time to break the taboo and start doing something positive to help vulnerable children.
Phubbing, apparently, is texting while maintaining eye contact with someone in the real world (short for phone snubbing). And according to a new book, it’s more than a minor annoyance.
BLOG: Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone explain why it's time to rethink the rules for how long children and young people use tech.
GUEST BLOG: Today's parents are happy to share images of their children online, but how will those children feel about that in the future?
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What can techno-security tell us about whether to read your child's messages? Our take on the University of East London's second Affect and Social Media Symposium.
GUEST BLOG: How to balance children’s online and offline worlds.
What happened at the launch of our latest report into young people, mental health and the internet
Parent Zone CEO Vicki Shotbolt explains why we've launched our online Parenting in the Digital Age programme for parents and carers.
Terrorist attacks like the recent ones in Paris, Beirut and Ankara are shocking enough for adults - but how do children deal with them?
Children in their millions watch 'unboxing' videos online. What are they - and what's the appeal?
As the first school year of the Google Internet Legends Tour comes to an end, we look back at some of our favourite moments.
Our projects manager Catherine discusses her and DigiDog's visit to Linkedin, and what they learned about connecting with other professionals.
The government’s consultation on how to bring pornography on the web in line with how it’s accessed in the physical world.