Love it or hate it phones, social media and the digital world is here to stay.
There is no avoiding it.
We all need the connectivity that has been created over the last 30 years.
This is an education piece. The importance comes in helping our pre teens and teens how to live with and develop good habits when using these brilliant advances in technology.
Forty percent of 10-11 year olds are spending at least 30 hours a week on their cell phones. Nearly two days worth of screen tech time.
All of this often comes without learning, guidance and instruction. As parents we often cross our fingers and hope for the best while checking occasionally.
Would we hand our car keys to a 17 year old without a few lessons first?
The introduction of phones can cause havoc with friendship groups, group chats, constant checking and FOMO particularly those at the end of primary school going up to secondary school.
But.. can you even begin to imagine a pandemic without the the wonders of the...
If you haven’t seen “Our mental health crisis’ on BBC iPlayer then this is a must watch for anyone with teenagers, in healthcare or in the education space.
Alex George is an A&E doctor and the first youth mental health ambassador. His programme ‘Our mental health crisis’ on BBC iPlayer is a frank and honest report of the crisis that is going on in young people and the importance of early intervention.
This is something we are so passionate about.
Stopping things early.
Giving young people a tool box for their teenage years and dealing with any issues as they emerge not once they have taken hold.
Lack of resources, a stretched education sector , an overwhelmed healthcare system and difficult access are meaning that is often only in a crisis or when a problem is so deep seated that young people are accessing help.
This is really important stuff.
During the programme you get to meet his incredible family who live just down the road from us in...