Categories for Apps and Tech

How to end screen-time battles with a Balanced Play Diet

Edited by Dr Amanda Gummer Many parents complain to us that it’s a real battle to get children interested in anything other than their tablets or mobile phones and we know how hard it can be at times, but screen time does have its place in a balanced play diet – it’s more about what you do…
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January 11, 2019 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , ,

Digital Storytelling allows children to become immersed and creative

Seven children’s play ideas using your smartphone

(Pssst….you don’t even need to download an app for these!)   You can’t escape from it, even if you want to; technology is a part of our everyday lives, a part that we now find it hard to live without.  2018 iPad Pro Advert But children and tech can be a controversial issue – parents try…
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May 29, 2018

Pre-teens are vulnerable to ‘significant emotional risk’ on social media

The Children’s Commissioner urges both schools and parents to prepare children with adequate skills before venturing into social media   This morning’s report from Children’s Commissioner Anne Longford warns that pre-teens are vulnerable to ‘significant emotional risk’ on social media as they make their transition from Primary to Secondary school. The 42-page report titled ‘Life…
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January 4, 2018 Tags:, ,

Family Road Trip Selfie

Should children play on apps while in the car?

Car journeys can be challenging with children; boredom soon sets in and the whinges and choruses of ‘are we nearly there yet’ begin.  There are lots of ways to keep children entertained while on the move – but can technology and apps play a role in this? According to research from Disney UK , more…
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July 6, 2017 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,