Cyber Safety Tips

Setting Digital Boundaries for Your Child’s Hangouts & Sleepovers

Claire Orange | May 13, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Can I tell you a story from my childhood that you might relate to? We moved a lot as younger children, so my sister was always my first and best friend and then there were the friendship gaps around that which were filled in by kids from the school....

Understanding the Influence of Online Influencers

Claire Orange | June 1, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Understanding the influence of online influencers Influence – it can be good or bad right? Our children are influenced by us, their peers, what they see online and in our communities. Influence that happens in our children’s immediate environm....

Let’s talk TikTok and the sexualisation of our girls

Claire Orange | October 25, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Little girls wanting to grow up too fast. Concerned parents hovering around the edges, limiting this, tut-tutting that and feeling a little (or a lot) overwhelmed and out-of-date. There’s some of this that’s ageless – every parent in every g....

It’s time to wake up and face the cyberbullying reality

Claire Orange | June 6, 2023 | Digital Life

When my lads were little and growing up everything that was a bit nasty felt quite distanced from their carefully cushioned world. Don’t get me wrong, I had worked for years in community centres where all sorts of things happened to children that w....

Why, “But I trust my child…” should be banned from digital parenting

Claire Orange | July 31, 2023 | Digital Parenting

In running parent workshops, when we get to question time, I often hear a parent say that their child is allowed their device In their room because they trust them, or that they don’t check their child’s device regularly for the same reason. When....