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How Social Media Is Changing Kids’ Fashion

We’re all aware of the influence of social media on our wardrobes. Whether it’s celebrity red-carpet moments on Instagram or our own friends’ fresh fits on Facebook, it’s easy to be inspired online.

But how does social media influence our kids’ collections? How is the influencer-sphere shaping our judgement when we buy clothes for children?

Here, we identify the key...

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School Nativity Play – Is There Danger Lurking in the Manger? 

With many of last year’s school nativity plays cancelled due to the pandemic, thousands of parents and children up and down the country will be excited to be bringing back the highlight of the season.

However, in the age of the smartphone this has meant that the show can often be dominated by proud parents filming and snapping eagerly away trying to capture the perfect picture of...

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Please ‘like’ me… It takes 5 meetings, 161 days, 29 private messages and 20 ‘likes’ to become a friend

Please ‘like’ me… It takes 5 meetings, 161 days, 29 private messages and 20 ‘likes’ to become a friend
  • New data looks at the new rules of engagement for making friends as figures show the average person has 5 friends they’ve never met face-to-face
  • Half of people in the UK now make friends on the internet – even over 65s have two friends they’ve never met in person
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HOW TIKTOK COULD MAKE YOU A VICTIM OF THEFT THIS CHRISTMAS

Millions of people prepping for Christmas in the UK are putting themselves and their property at risk of theft.

Sharing images and videos across social media platforms of gifts and decor could lead to burglary, and with nine million #ChristmasDecor hashtags on Instagram and 586.2 million TikTok views, security retailers Safe.co.uk has highlighted the potential damages.

From sharing...

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Over 70% of 5-11 year olds would rather speak to friends online than in person, says new report highlighting the real feelings of children online

Just 23% of young people aged 5-11 prefer speaking to their friends in person rather than online, recent research has shown.

The results come from anonymous data from over 15,000 pupils across 2,500 schools about their online habits and how they feel about the internet and social media.

In the most shocking statistic, when asked what they believe to be the best way to chat...

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PARENTS REVEAL HOW TECH HAS HELPED THEIR KIDS THROUGH LOCKDOWN - BUT ADMIT IT’S COME AT A PRICE

PARENTS REVEAL HOW TECH HAS HELPED THEIR KIDS THROUGH LOCKDOWN - BUT ADMIT IT’S COME AT A PRICE, NEW REPORT REVEALS

  • Internet Matters launches a new report - From Survive to Thrive: Supporting digital family life after lockdown - giving a unique view into how the family relationship with technology has changed through the ups and downs of lockdown
  • Nearly 8
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Empowering young people to pave the way for internet safety

Empowering young people to pave the way for internet safety: Social media and online learning platform, Natterhub, seeks young advisors.

An online safety and digital literacy organisation is searching for a panel of young board members to join the team as valued advisors.

The young advisors will be invited to virtually meet in small groups to share their thoughts and...

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UK’s top earning young YouTube influencer makes more than £3.75 million a year from the platform 

UK’s top earning young YouTube influencer makes more than £3.75 million a year from the platform

  • New research reveals the UK’s top ten “kidfluencers” and how much they are earning through their YouTube videos
  • UK’s top earner is estimated to make more than £300k per month from YouTube account
  • Top 10 British YouTubers aged 17 and under make on average £100k
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Eight dangerous apps your kids are using

More children are choosing to spend their time online, and more hours online means more potential dangers.

And yet, not many parents are fully aware of the apps their children are using. Studies about children's media usage reveal that younger kids are spending more time on digital devices because of their accessibility, and the numbers increase yearly.

Thus, it is more...