“Parents love their kids and kids love their gadgets,” says Dave Atkinson from The Parenting Place. “Parents speak to us all the time – they want to make the most of this new technology but they worry.
Are my kids spending too much time on their phones? Are they up to mischief? And most of all – are my kids safe?”
Vodafone, The Parenting Place, and internet safety experts Netsafe are partnering to create a new suite of resources to help parents become better ‘digi-parents’.
Dave Atkinson, who has worked with The Parenting Place for nine years, is fronting a series of short videos and TV ads that will broadcast over the next 12 months.
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