Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross have updated fairy tale Goldilocks in order to help educate children on how to use social media responsibly. The new #Goldilocks book marks the launch of the Digital Parenting website for...Read more
Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, is carrying out a review of the impact that excessive social media can have on the mental health of children.
The aim is to draw up guidance for parents...Read more
Tackling ‘online addiction’ amongst children and adolescents is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges facing child professionals the world over. Early years expert Melita Oven, who will be speaking at the Child in the City...Read more
Here is our weekly round-up of global stories concerning children, their rights, and their wellbeing. This week we take a look at the different ways social media impacts children’s food intake, their mental health and puts them at risk...Read more
The UK’s most senior police officer says inflammatory content on social media platforms is influencing young people in London and cities to commit violence against each other.
Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for London,...Read more
The French government has proposed a new law that will require children under sixteen to seek parental consent prior to joining Facebook and other social networks.
“Joining Facebook will involve parental authorisation for minors aged...Read more
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive of the social media giant, Facebook, has published an impassioned letter to his new-born daughter, in which he extols the virtue of playing outside in nature. Adrian Voce reports.
Many of the current conversations on children’s use of mobile phones sound dire warnings, even foretelling the ‘death of childhood’ itself. However, argues playworker and geographer Chris Martin, different standpoints can contribute alternative, more complex perspectives,...Read more