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Digital-Detox-on-Sea

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.

Understanding online shaming - a guide for parents

You’ve probably heard of public shaming. It’s a centuries-old punishment, for anything from a crime to someone doing something others feel is morally wrong. But what is online shaming? And how does it differ?

Setting boundaries that work

Children need boundaries to make them feel safe - and to push against. This is as important online as off. The Parent Zone's Sophie Linington offers some tips on digital boundary-setting.

Monitoring apps: what parents should know

There's been quite a lot of interest recently in monitoring apps, which allow you to track your child, alerting you to where they are and what they're doing. Sounds like a brilliant idea, no? But experts warn you should think twice before putting your child under surveillance. We look at the pros and cons.

Instagram FAQs

Instagram is now bigger than twitter. What's the big attraction? And is there anything you need to know?

Your child’s digital footprint

What goes online stays online. Some advice to help you and your child understand the long-term implications of publishing all about your life.

How much sexting goes on?

Sex plus the teenage urge to take risks plus the constant presence of a camera and a 'send' button - it's probably not surprising that a lot of young people think sexting is a perfectly normal part of modern teenage relationships. Is it? How often do things go wrong? What happens when images get spread beyond the boy or the girl they were meant for?

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