Practical Advice to Keep Your Children Mobile Safe at School

Generation Z Generation Z has been a pretty hot topic at the moment. For those unfamiliar with the term, Generation Z refers to 16-22 year old’s. Recent research carried out for Newsbeat found that older generations believe today’s youth are lazy, selfish and addicted to social media. As a mum and step-mum, I have to disagree with this, but I can certainly see why the older generation would possibly think this. My three step-children all fall into the category of Generation Z. They’re 18, 20 and 22. In their short lives they’ve achieved so much more than I ever did… [Read More]

Stop blaming technology! Blame the Parents!

Kids playing in woods

I see so many news articles, blog posts, vlogs and social media statuses about how children of today are becoming obsessed with technology. Children are spending more and more time locked away in their bedrooms alone whilst they surf the internet, spend time on social media and chat with their friends online. Family meal times and conversations are in decline as children and their parents would rather sit and stare at their phones whilst eating instead of making conversation about their day or life in general. What’s happening to us? So many parents complain about the amount of time their… [Read More]

Vonage Review

Many people have friends and family jotted all over the world, but staying in touch can often be expensive. Vonage is a company that allows people to make phone calls over the internet using your home phone. It can help to dramatically cut the cost of the UK and International phone calls you make on your home phone and even on your smartphone. Vonage bypasses traditional phone networks by routing all your calls through the internet via VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology. Using your broadband connection if you’re using your home phone, and your Wi-Fi connection, GSM or mobile data (3G/4G)… [Read More]

You were a 90s child if…

  You had a clear box full of floppy disks sitting on your computer desk and all the labels were written in pencil so that you when you re-used the disk (if they ever worked second time around) you could rub out what you’d deleted and re-write your latest saved masterpiece Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net/zirconicusso You had to make sure no one was using the internet when you wanted to make a phone call or worse someone starts to use the internet whilst you’re the phone Orange soda had never been so popular thanks to American sitcom Keenan and Kel Saturday night TV was amazing!… [Read More]

My Greatest Internet Fear

This post is my entry into the Check and Secure challenge. For more advice on family safety online, see Mums on Security. Dear Future R and M,I am writing this letter to you now that you are two years old. I know in a few years time, you will both be internet experts because this is the age that you are growing up in. A world full of gadgets and apps and smart phones. Technology has developed so much since I was a child. I remember when I was a teenager, my sister and I got our very first computer. It was huge… [Read More]