Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 31

Ear Protection on Bonfire Night

REMEMBER REMEMBER…TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS’ EARS THIS 5th NOVEMBER! RNID, the UK charity taking action on hearing loss, is urging people to ensure that they protect their children’s hearing this bonfire night. Exposure to loud noise above 85 decibels over time can cause permanent hearing damage – and with some fireworks reaching in excess of …

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Oct 29

Free Reign for Toddlers?

My daughter is nearly 2 1/2 years old. She’s become so independent lately! To the point that she’s not particularly keen to spend time in the pushchair. This adds a new dimension to our daily outings. I have to walk a LOT slower and end up being extra vigilant! I have to make sure she’s …

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Oct 29

Sanity Savers on Family Holidays

We’re going on holiday next week! Two different mini-breaks really. The first one is to a lovely home in the Cotswolds for 2 days and 1 night while the second one is over the weekend to Tenby, Wales in a cottage. Various bits and bobs are being provided by the hosts like bed rails and …

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Oct 28

Smoke Alarm Reminder

Daylight Savings Time is this weekend! Did you remember? Time to “fall” back one hour to make our mornings a wee bit brighter and our nights a lot darker a lot earlier. Saturday, when you go to bed, remember to turn back all the clocks one hour. It’s also a perfect time to change the …

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Oct 25

Cybersafety or Cyberspying

Social Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are becoming more an more prevalent with younger and younger children. I have a 13 year old nephew who has a Facebook account and has done for over a year. While most school-aged children tend to linger on Facebook and My Space, Twitter is becoming more popular. The …

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Oct 24

Do you monitor mobile phone use?

“Aw, come on Mum…all my friends have mobiles! Why can’t I?” Is this something that has become a recurrent theme in your household? More and more children are owners of mobile phones. It’s even becoming a common occurrance in primary school! Some parents use it purely as a means for emergency communication and others allow …

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Oct 20

Are parents online too much?

1 in 4 mums spend more time online than with children A study by the UK’s leading discount website of 1,201 mothers has found that 21% of respondents spend more time on the Internet throughout the day than they do with their children. Research has found that chat forums, social networking sites and gaming sites …

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Oct 20

Bonfire Night Fun & Games

Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night is November 5…right around the corner! To ensure that you’ll be having Bonfire Night Fun & Games and not spending time in A&E, it’s best to be prepared for any eventuality. Whether you’re attending a community celebration or holding one in your back garden, there are a number of …

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Oct 20

SMART by Olivia age 7

At school today we learned about SMART. It was about being safe if you use the Internet. I use it sometimes but usually only when my sister gets off of it. S is for SAFE M is for MEET- don’t talk to anyone you don’t know on the Internet A is for don’t ACCEPT emails …

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Oct 18

What do you fear most?

A MORI poll of 1000 parents was asked what element of safety they most feared for their children They said: Road safety – drink driving Unable to get a job – lack of focus Computer games / Internet – peer pressure Victim of street crime/physical violence Friends who are a bad influence Abuse by an …

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