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Periscope, Meercat: how safe are live video streaming apps for kids?

Filming ourselves and uploading, creating short movies and recording interviews, speeches and conversations for all to view has been going on for a while now. On Youtube alone 300 hours of video are uploaded every single second. Thats nearly 2 weeks worth of viewing every single second! But now we are dealing with a whole […]

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Videos to help teach our kids to be safe and smart online

Having open honest discussions with your kids is one of the best ways to help keep them safe and responsible online and to help them talk about the challenges they may face spending time online. Sometimes it’s hard to bring up topics without sounding all ‘lecture-y’ and it isn’t long before the eyes start to […]

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What age should kids be allowed on social networking sites?

So what age should our kids be allowed on social networking sites? This past week, and indeed for many years for those of us working in this space, the ‘argument’ about when to let kids have access to social networking sites and apps, has been an ongoing debate and was recently once more brought to […]

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Rituals to make our kids more Resilient

To safely interact online it is becoming increasingly evident that our kids are going to require more resilience than ever before. Whilst we like focus on teaching kindness and the importance of empathy, it is unfortunately very true of this new world, that when communicating online, we open ourselves up to all sorts of personalities […]

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Is Our Natural Parenting Making Our Kids Bully?

Could the natural reaction of parents to their child’s behaviour be making them the bully? Or at the very least preventing them from developing empathy, understanding and the importance of respecting oneself and respecting others? Last week I was lucky enough to have a chat with Dr Justin Coulson,  about the research and real life experiences […]

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Interview with Rosie Thomas from Project Rockit: Empowering our kids to lead the change

I am so thrilled to have the amazing Rosie Thomas, co founder and director of Project Rockit interviewed here on The Modern Parent.  Rosie, along with her sister Lucy, began Project Rockit to empower young people with the skills and understanding to stand up and lead change in the schoolyard and beyond. Described as a ‘youth […]

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A letter from Santa for your new technology, games and devices

If your kids are getting some new technology this year, a game, iPod, ipod touch, phone , ipad or tablet, then here is a letter you can put in the stocking to help them remember the rules of owning this very powerful technology.     And for a PDF version to print out: Santa Letter […]

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