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Government commitment to protect children from online pornography

The government has confirmed that all pornographic websites will require some form of age verification in the future, preventing vulnerable children from accessing potentially damaging material.  A public consultation has recently been launched outlining the government’s preferred approach, which puts responsibility squarely on the shoulders of companies who create and profit from online pornography.

Half of adults never speak to their loved ones about their family medical history

Millions of UK adults are shying away from potentially life saving conversations with their loved ones about health conditions that run in the family, according to new statistics released by the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear It Beat It campaign.  Having a family history of cardiovascular disease can put you at increased risk of life-threatening conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart failure and stroke.

‘Time for a safer smart toy day’ say security experts

Today is Safer Internet Day and parents still face challenges in helping their children stay safe while using the Internet. But in addition to helping children learn to use mobile devices responsibly, stay safe on social media and manage, parents have to contend with a new challenge posed by the Internet of Things (IoT) – smart toys.

PAWS! Its your Birthday

Pets birthday

THE UK’S love affair with its pets goes as far as singing happy birthday and spoiling them with gifts, according to new research.  A survey of 1,012 British pet owners carried out by One4all, the Post Office gift card, who has recently launched its range of pet design gift cards, found that pampered pets now enjoy their birthdays just as much as humans – as more than 1 in 3 confesses to celebrating their pet’s birthday regularly.

Stress of lost toys is too much to (Teddy) Bear

The loss of a child's favourite toy is considered to be such a family trauma that one in four parents would rather lose an essential item such as their camera, smartphone, wallet or house keys than go through the stress of a missing toy.  The research from Richmond Sausages estimates that 2.5 million families include a 'favourite cuddly toy' and the role this extra family member plays is remarkably profound. 70% of parents consider their child's toy as 'part of the family' and more than half of parents admit to having an emotional connection to their child's favourite toy.

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