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“My Mum Reads My Texts”… Checking Kids Phones and eSafety

“My Mum reads my texts”, is the digital age version of “My mum reads my diary”. Did you write a diary when you were younger? If you did, you may remember the fear of your

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Social Media for Kids – What Parents Need to Know About Instagram

This is the fourth in the series about Social Media for Kids, today dealing with what parents need to know about Instagram. Catch up on the earlier posts on Online Safety for Kids, Facebook, YouTube and

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The Paris Brown Twitter Scandal – and What Parents Need to Know

What would your reaction be, if your teenage daughter tweeted comments such as these?       I am guessing most of my readers would be horrified, and would have a stern chat with their

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The Social Media Generation

Most schools offer good advice, and have policies in place to tackle cyberbullying, but what about the wider implications of our kids being the first Social Media Generation? They have grown up with Facebook and

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Twitter Friends – Are We All in Agreement?

Have you filled your Twitter feed with those who are often in agreement with you? Or do you enjoy hearing dissenting voices?   ‘Is Twitter anything more than an online echo chamber?’ asked Laura Marcus in

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Blagging – Would a Blog Review Persuade You to Buy?

Well, it has been a busy couple of days on the blogosphere. Kicked off by this post  by Sian at Mummy Tips, swiftly followed by Mummy From The Heart, asking if she is a blagger and

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Natwest Online Banking Fail

UPDATE – If you are looking for information on the current NatWest banking issues, I am afraid I can’t help. This post was written two years ago. Shame that NatWest still haven’t gotten to grips

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Social Benefits of The Internet – LondonCyber Conference

Do you remember the years before the internet? When we had to look up telephone books and encyclopaedias for information. When we used maps – real proper paper maps – to find the way to

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