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Parenting in the Smartphone Age

Tuesday 24 July 2018

We’re pleased to share with you a link to an interesting BBC Radio 4 programme from the Bringing Up Britain series:


Parenting in the Smartphone Age

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Since 2007, when Apple released the first iPhone, a generation of teenagers have grown up with a phone almost constantly in their hand. According to
one Facebook executive, millennials look at their phones on average more than 150 times a day.

It seems that every day brings new headlines on smartphone addiction and the impact on our children. So how concerned should we be? With teens reporting
issues such as cyber bullying and body dysmorphia linked to social media use, do we need to ‘do something’ about the effects of smartphones on

Mariella Frostrup is joined in the studio by Giles Dilnot from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, child psychotherapist Julie Lynn Evans, social
media guru Ben Anderson from the Self Esteem Team, technology evangelist turned tech addiction campaigner Belinda Parmar and Andy Robertson – a journalist
specialising in video games and families, to discuss how to parent in the smartphone age.

You may find it interesting to take a look at other BBC Radio 4 programmes from the Bringing Up Britain series.

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