What age should children get a mobile phone?

I was 11 years old when my parents bought my sister and I our first mobile phones. After months of nagging and making promises to keep our bedroom tidy, our parents finally gave in and agreed. The Motorola D160 wasn’t the best looking mobile phone, but back then it was one of the ‘must have’ phones. Just look at the size on the screen! Imagine having a screen that size now! It was pretty basic, with it’s green LED backlight and one game included, namely snake, but for my sister and I, it was the best thing since sliced bread! Of… [Read More]

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]

Mummy, when can I have a phone?

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Being a parent often means that we can expect to hear a range of different questions coming from the mouths of our offspring. Examples I’ve received are: Mummy, why do you wear a bra? Mummy, did we both grow in your tummy at the same time? How did the doctors get us out of your tummy? These questions are fairly easy to answer, but when M asked me when she could have a phone, it was a question that caused a fair few tantrums. You see our twin girls are 5 years old. When I was 5, the last thing… [Read More]

Should children have mobile phones? Nokia Lumia 520 Review

I remember the day when I got my first mobile phone. It was a Motorola C520. The phone was bulky, the screen small and it actually had an antenna poking out the top!  I imagine if any child today was given this phone rather than expressing the sheer delight that I did, they would be horrified. Advances in technology have seen mobile phone companies step up their game. When was the last time you saw a phone with an antenna or a black and white screen? Do you remember snake? A game which was preinstalled on most devices and albeit also… [Read More]