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A 12-year-old boy, twice banned by his father from using Facebook, has created his own social network designed exclusively for children. GromSocial was created by Zach Marks of Melbourne Beach, Florida, after asking his mother for permission to build a ‘safe’ site for his friends and siblings to use, and […]

GromSocial: Safe social network created by kids for kids




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Next Tuesday, 8th February, marks this year’s Safer Internet Day (more on that soon), and the BBC is getting behind the initiative on both CBBC and CBeebies. Tracy Beaker will star in three interactive ‘webisodes’ of her “Returns” show, with topics including online relationships, cyber-bullying and illegal downloads. Each of […]

Tracy Beaker gets behind Safer Internet Day








BBC Cymru Wales is to begin a fortnight of programmes looking at the changing nature of childhood through the generations, beginning with What Are We Doing To Our Kids? on Monday 16th March. As part of the project, the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) surveyed a number of Welsh parents, […]

What Are We Doing To Our Kids?: BBC Wales fortnight ...



The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has outlined ten things that parents can do to ensure that their children have a fun, but above all safe, Halloween night this year. CHOOSE bright, flame-retardant costumes or add reflective tape to costumes and candy bags so children are easily […]

Making Halloween safer for kids: ten tips for parents