What parents need to know about Instagram

Here’s a little test to see how much you know about Instagram. Did you know Instagram has a feature that enables you to restrict screen time? Did you know it uses an automatic anti-bullying filter to stop users from seeing inappropriate posts? Or that you can set filters to stop certain words and emojis appearing in your comments?

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The new guide for parents produced by Instagram.
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International Men’s Day 2018: A positive experience?

I can’t pretend otherwise, it took me a long time to come around to the idea of both International Women’s Day and International Men’s Day. I found them to be slightly vague concepts and at times the debates they have created have been off-putting.

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Mary Curnock Cook, Former UCAS chief executive officer, addresses delegates at the Creating Positive Futures Conference.

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Early Man preview with DFS

Imagine if stone-aged man was introduced to the comfort of a made-to-order DFS sofa. I’m sure you’ll agree the result would be interesting. This recently happened at an exclusive preview of the latest Aardman-produced film Early Man.

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Here I am holding Hognob, best friend of Dug (holding the spear) with Steve of Aardman films. These models are film stars as they were used while shooting Early Man!

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Time to buy a second, family computer?

A dreadful moment of reaslisation came the other day. Mrs Adams was using what I consider to be my computer to look at Mumsnet, Helen was using what is definitely my iPad for some task or other, and Izzy, as a reward for good behavior, was using my mobile phone to play a game. “Yes”, I thought, “It’s probably time to get a family computer”.

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While I don’t really want to bring any more tech into the house, I think the time has come for a change of approach. Pic credit: Hal Gatewood on Unsplash.

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Family-friendly meals at Pizza Express

What do you think makes for a good, family-friendly restaurant? Helen, Izzy and I have just appeared in a video for Pizza Express as we tried to answer that very question.

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Izzy, with chocolate ice cream smeared around her mouth after finishing her meal at a local Pizza Express outlet. What do you think makes for a good, family-friendly restaurant?

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