Monthly Archives: March 2015


Welcome to this week’s roundup of family-related technology news. It feels very much like a ‘for-against’ week. Some stories highlighting some of the negative aspects when tech is badly or excessively used, while others reveal the positive benefits of tech for children’s education and development. Jump to a story using […]

Family Tech Roundup: Tech and development, celebs ban kids’ Internet, ...






A five-year programme aimed at improving the life chances of looked after children across Wales is set to launch after receiving a £4.75m award from the Big Lottery Fund. Six charities lead by The Fostering Network Wales and including Action for Children, Barnardo’s, The British Association for Adoption and Fostering […]

Confidence in Care consortium aims to improve life chances of ...


The Open Adoption study Both children and adults can benefit from a more open model of adoption, according to a new academic study. Adoptions generally focus on moving the child from the biological parents to the new adoptive parents. Open adoption considers extending the family’s boundary so as to include […]

Open adoption is a positive idea but may only partially ...





Family Tech Roundup
Welcome to this week’s roundup of family-related technology news. This week we look at articles about the threat of child exploitation via social media and messaging apps, the problem of parents oversharing details about their kids, how to be a balanced tech role model, and the effect of affluence on […]

Family Tech Roundup: Online child exploitation, ‘sharenting’, tech role model, ...