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Welcome to The Modern Parent

I'm Martine Oglethorpe and I can help you understand your child’s world for better family connections and safe, responsible and savvy kids. I also help schools provide for their students and teachers the best information, understanding and strategies to ensure kids are getting the very best that the technology has to offer,  whilst helping them face the challenges and avoid the pitfalls of a digital world. 

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and what The Modern Parent can do to help at your school for
presentations on a range of topics to help raise smart
and savvy digital kids.

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How can I help?

Parents

 

Information is aimed at parents of children of all ages, from pre-school to teens.
Parenting and technology is an ever changing issue that needs
attention and recognition.

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Students

Providing students with information
about their digital habits and how
it can compromise their physical,
social-emotional health
and attention spans.

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Teachers

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My presentations will offer a
comprehensive but relevant overview
of what our children are facing right
now and can be tailored to
specific needs of a group.

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Latest blog posts

Our latest articles on Parenting, Online Behaviour,
Apps & Reviews, Digital Trends and Online Safety

tech tantrum Kristy Goodwin

4 Reasons your child’s brain is wired to have techno tantrums

This week on the blog I am thrilled to have Dr Kristy Goodwin sharing her expertise on why your child’s brain is wired to have techno tantrums. Kristy is a leading children’s technology and development expert, author, speaker and consultant (and mum who also has to wrangle her smartphone from her toddler!).  She helps parents […]

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internet contract for kids, tweens

Internet contract for kids, tweens and teens

Having an internet contract is just one way of opening up the conversation about making good decisions online. I have done these again after many requests from families to have something tangible to help them put in place some rules and boundaries that help kids build on the skills and thinking they will need as […]

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week on snapchat

My week on snapchat: getting perspective for kids and parents

I have been talking to parents about Snapchat for a while now. After all, this is by and large one of the most popular apps kids are using at the moment. It is a social network created on the premise that photos and video can be sent to a chosen number of people, viewed for […]

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online behaviour

Be Safe. Be Smart. Behave: being better online

Privacy settings and passwords. Predators, trolls and cyberbulling. Scams and viruses. What goes online stays online. These are just some of the things we have been teaching when it comes to cyber safety and digital citizenship. And they’re really important things to teach too. These are the things that help keep our kids safe in […]

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technology addiction

Are we addicted to technology? Or do we need to change the rhetoric?

Are we addicted to technology? ‘They are addicted to Minecraft’ ‘She can’t live without Instagram’ ‘They go ballistic if I turn off the wifi’ ‘They refuse to come to the table without their device’ ‘He can’t stop playing with his phone’ I hear these comments regularly from parents about their children. We hear about it […]

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self esteem

7 signs social media is killing your kids self esteem (or yours)

Social media is killing our kids self esteem. And for many an adult too,it is wreaking havoc with their sense of self worth. With social media offering us a constant barrage of comparison with those achieving great things, looking fabulous, being cleverer, purchasing bigger and better ‘everythings’ and going to more exotic places, then it […]

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