Helping parents face the challenges of the Digital World
The Modern Parent, Martine Oglethorpe

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Distracted by devices? Why multitasking may not be working for your child

Our increasing reliance on digital devices for pretty much everything, often leads us to believe that multitasking is indeed possible and even a prerequisite of daily life today. We can scroll, tweet, like, comment, share, play a round of ‘Words with friends’, crush some candy and answer an email whilst cooking, vacuuming, walking, driving, talking, […]

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Embracing the digital world to minimise the risks

At a recent presentation I gave on digital parenting, I had some feedback from a mum who said “I thought I was going to walk out of here petrified about this world, but I actually feel empowered now. So thank you.” Aside from being a pretty lovely testimonial for what I do, it is certainly […]

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The big 3 social media apps for kids right now

What social network apps are kids using today? How can I make sure my kids are safe on these apps? How am I supposed to keep up? How can I say ‘no’ when supposedly every other child is allowed this social network? These are some of the frequently asked questions I receive from parents when […]

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The importance of digital resilience for kids today

Building resilience in a digital world must be a priority for our kids today. What does digital resilience actually mean? A while ago now resilience became the buzzword of raising children today.  It refers to the ability of our kids to rise after a fall. To bounce back from adversity. To be ok with losing. […]

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Should you let your teenager on Yellow app: Tinder for the young?

Should you let your teenager on Yellow app,  the new flirting/dating site used by over 7 million generation Z’s and dubbed the Tinder for young people? Well the short answer is, not if you don’t want your child judged purely by aesthetics and not if you don’t want them asked every other minute to send […]

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BYOD: Sending kids to school with a digital device? What parents need to know

Sending kids off to school with an internet enabled, often expensive new device in their backpacks, can be of great concern for many parents. They are worried about exposing their child to a globally connected world and online content that is often inappropriate. There are fears about predators, cyberbullying, sexting, obsessive use and time wasting […]

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Top Digital Parenting posts of 2016

The world of digital parenting in a todays world presents us with many challenges. What we face is a world that is dynamic, fast paced, ever changing and very often unknown. As parents, this can leave us feeling fearful and powerless. We need to remember however,  that we play a crucial role. We need to […]

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The positive role of social media for young people

Lets talk about the positive role of social media for young people. Allowing our children to engage in social media can be great for their development and even their mental health. Yes I know, it isn’t something that sits well with many parents as they bemoan the ‘head in the device mumble’ that comes from […]

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A Smartfeed to find great apps, movies & media for kids

Finding good content for our kids to watch and appropriate games for them to play is an ongoing challenge for many parents. I am always harping on about the need to make sure our children are getting the very best that the technology has to offer whilst avoiding the many pitfalls along the way. We […]

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How do I control my child’s screentime?

How do I control my child’s screentime? How much screentime should my child be allowed? How much is too much? How do I stop them from having a tech tantrum every time I ask them to put away the screens? These questions are asked by parents all the time as they struggle to feel in […]

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