The reality of raising an indoor generation

Growing up, I’d spend the majority of my childhood outdoors. I’d either be in the park with my friends, or playing in my back garden until bedtime. Sadly, children nowadays spend less time outdoors than ever before. The only time you’d find me indoors was to eat lunch and dinner, and to sleep. There’s a lot to be said about our current generation of teenagers. While they’re more health conscious than ever before, we have to ask the question, at what cost does this come? Reality TV shows lay bare a generation of ‘beautiful’ people who appear to have it… [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]

Invading your child's privacy

Me when I was younger Nowadays more children than ever are using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. I remember the good old days of MSN and MySpace. Although these may not be as popular now as they were when I was growing up, it brings me to the all-important question of your child’s online safety and indeed how much privacy should you give your child. When I was a teenager I had a diary and I would write everything in it. From what I was watching on TV to who I fancied at school. One day my… [Read More]