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A new broadband provider is about to hit the market with a product that will revolutionise online child safety. Spidermail offers a trailblazing new service that surpasses parental control systems, which are vulnerable to unscrupulous websites and easily bypassed by increasingly tech-savvy children. Where this innovative new service differs is […]

Unique family-oriented broadband service offers peace of mind to schools ...


The Professional Computing Association (PCA) is taking action to support the NSPCC’s call to protect children when using the internet. With immediate effect consumer-facing members of the Professional Computing Association (PCA) are required, as part of their conformance with the PCA’s Code of Practice to be aware of, and give […]

Computer sellers partner with NSPCC to guide families in safe ...




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According to new research by child medicine manufacturer Tixylix, modern mums are jumping online to find advice and support on parenting issues because they feel less judged than in other, more traditional environments. Just two percent of mums surveyed said they felt judged by online peers, compared to one-quarter who […]

Mums look to online advice to avoid the judgement of ...


At the end of September, Orange UK launched an online resource aimed at helping families deal with the issues of technology misuse, including cyber-bullying, email fraud, spam, phishing, and mobile theft. Each section on Orange’s website at //www.orange.co.uk/communicate/safety/ describes an issue, offers clear and practical advice and also provides links […]

Orange launches mobile and broadband advice site for families


A new website – ClickAndPlay.com – has launched to encourage computer literacy amongst preschoolers, helping to boost their self-confidence at increasingly IT-centric schools. To add to the fun, various hit TV characters, including Bob the Builder, feature on the site. Users can sign up for a free subscription to the […]

Toddlers’ TV favourites to feature on new interactive web site ...



According to a recent worldwide casual gaming survey, 70% of family members have seen educational benefits of their children and grandchildren playing computer games, while a whopping 92% say that casual games provide an opportunity for them to bond with them. PopCap Games commissioned the survey and found some other […]

Computer games can help adults bond with their kids, casual ...


This post was first published at Tech Digest Parents are increasingly concerned about their children’s use of mobile phones. Research published today suggests that over four in five British parents (81%) are worried about their children being contacted by strangers, of having their mobile phone stolen, or being a victim […]

Parents believe their kids’ mobile phone use is “out of ...


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This article was first published at Tech Digest: A new study from researchers at the University of Washington suggests that using educational TV and DVD, such as the “Baby Einstein” and “Brainy Baby” series, or “Sesame Street”, may not be as beneficial for babies and young children as many hoped. […]

Study suggests educational DVDs and TV may not be so ...