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The Importance Of Teaching Your Kids About Internet Safety With Safer Kids Online

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As a parent of a primary school-aged child, I have recently started to worry more and more about how much he is accessing the online world and how safe it is for kids today. When I was Jake’s age, computers were not commonly seen in homes, I didn’t use one regularly and the internet hadn’t even been born! Fast-forward to now and almost every home in the UK will have internet access which can be done at a click of a button on a phone, a tablet, a laptop, a computer and even on the TV. We live in a world where being online is valuable for work and education, it is fun, it is sociable and relaxing but there are also many factors that we need to take into consideration in order to stay safe. As adults, we are very aware of the dangers that can lurk behind these screens but children? Well, they don’t have the experience, they cannot fully understand how some people can manipulate you online or try to access your details and they also don’t have the capacity to limit their own screentime. It is down to us to guide them and to teach them how to use it safely and sensibly but how do you do this in a clear, simple, educational but fun way? This is where ESET comes in. With their Safer Kids Online website and free tools, you can help your child/children to understand that being online can be safe if they use it correctly.

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Review | Bring A Little Christmas Magic With Lapland Letters

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Christmas is a very special time in our household and not just because we have 2 boys who get very excited about Santa coming but also because it is one of their birthdays, meaning it’s double the fun! I always want to make each year magical but after having such a strange year, I wanted to bring Christmas into our home a little earlier than usual. 2020 has meant a lot of events have had to be cancelled and this will most probably include Santa’s Grottoes so what better way to bring a little Christmas magic than with our very own homemade grotto with Lapland Letters waiting for them?!

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How To Make A Simple Eco-Friendly Bird Feeder

When it comes to being eco-friendly, the easier the better is my motto (that and small sustainable steps) plus if you can involve your children, that is also a bonus. Being able to show them how we can make our own items, help to reduce waste and also help nature is vital for the future and I love finding new ideas for us to do together. So, here is a simple eco-friendly bird feeder that even the smallest hands can help with.

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How Many Cloth Nappies Do I Need?

When you first start looking into using cloth nappies, it can feel a little overwhelming but one of the most common questions that comes up is how many will I need? There are a few factors that will alter this which I will go into in this post but a quick answer (because you are a busy parent googling for info) is around 20-25 if you are planning on using cloth nappies full time.

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How To Dry Cloth Nappies In The Winter

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The summer is over and the chillier days are now upon us which can only mean one thing— cloth nappies are harder to dry!! This is when a lot of cloth parents begin to worry, when they may start to run out due to lack of space for drying and when cloth can become overwhelming. It is so different to using cloth in the summer so how can you dry cloth nappies in the winter?

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