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Cliff Jones
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Cliff Jones

Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, UK
Technology should enhance our lives without being the focus of it. I'm still working on that.

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Dad of two. Life 1st, tech 2nd.
www.cliffjones.co.uk

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  • Questions 1
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  • Followers 13
  • Follows 4
  • Votes given 41
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16Feb
Should schools like Eton encourage kids from poorer backgrounds?

Simon, why would you hope I've opted out of the NHS? It's is a good service, and one I pay for. That's one sense of entitlement I do agree with - ...

12Feb
Should schools like Eton encourage kids from poorer backgrounds?

I think the headline on this is loaded. Eton isn't encouraging kids from poorer backgrounds, it's providing opportunities for boys who can't afford ...

24Jan
Pokemon sex ed: Don't catch them at all

First of all: awesome headline. But I think this could ruin Pokemon for them. I tried to picture my parents relating sex ed. to Stars Wars characters ...

24Jan
Can a man ever rock the school run?

A recent article ...

22Jan
Can we cook our way out of the obesity crisis?

Good point. We find that when we're cooking, we're moving around anyway and not watching TV, so it's a step in the right direction, even if that ...

22Jan
Can we cook our way out of the obesity crisis?

I should point out that our household is vegetarian and largely vegan. We eat few eggs and we get them from a source that is transparent and open ...

22Jan
Why I agree with David Cameron’s no morning telly rule

I think it's OK as long as the TV isn't mindless. We often have the news on and it's the only time the kids get any current affairs. It's important ...

19Jan
Can we cook our way out of the obesity crisis?

Over a quarter of British and US adults are obese, and the majority are overweight, with heart disease among the leading causes of death. We can ...

15Jan
Is too much technology ever enough?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where the world's leading technology companies unveil their latest products. At this year's ...

13Dec
Parents: The Japanese word for what you're feeling

Bears make room for Lego. Bricks get shelved for ships. They ll set sail for bedrooms new when ...

18Nov

_Should children and adults use the same media tools?_ Children are taking a central position in the organisation of media worldwide, especially in ...

12Nov
Which gadgets can be essentials for your baby's first year?

Essnetial? None. Fun and educational? All of them. Because tech goes out of date so quickly, I wouldn't advise buying anything new for your kids. ...

12Nov
Should your kids use the same social media tools as you?

Facebook admitted this month that there has been a [‘decreased in daily users among ...

16Oct

I think technology has changed all of our experiences. Nowadays, we all communicate in different ways thanks to modern technology. Children and ...

16Oct
Do you snoop on your child’s Facebook if they leave it logged in?

If they leave it logged in? No. Because I know their passwords. It was always a rule that until they were teenagers, if they join a social network, ...

14Oct
Will watching TV become a solo pursuit?

It depends what you call TV, but generally, yes it will. For the sake of argument, let's define TV viewing as watching professionally-produced ...

10Oct

Definitely. Although you have to be pretty canny about it. If they catch wind of the fact that you're keeping something from them they'll just be ...

08Oct
Is it time for parents to grow up?

I agree that there is a balance, and parents should be able to be silly with their kids, as Simon and Seamus and other suggest. What we're seeing an ...

Q: Can a man ever rock the school run?

A: A recent article in the Telegraph claimed that men British men are not as good as women at parenting, particularly when it came to the school run. I ...

3 years ago

Q: Can we cook our way out of the obesity crisis?

A: Over a quarter of British and US adults are obese, and the majority are overweight, with heart disease among the leading causes of death. We can ...

3 years ago

Q: Is too much technology ever enough?

A: The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where the world's leading technology companies unveil their latest products. At this year's ...

3 years ago

Q: Parents: The Japanese word for what you're feeling

A: Bears make room for Lego. Bricks get shelved for ships. They ll set sail for bedrooms new when out the door he slips. - Cleaning Up I tidied my son's ...

3 years ago

Q: Which gadgets can be essentials for your baby's first year?

A: Essnetial? None. Fun and educational? All of them. Because tech goes out of date so quickly, I wouldn't advise buying anything new for your kids. ...

3 years ago

Q: Should your kids use the same social media tools as you?

A: Facebook admitted this month that there has been a [‘decreased in daily users among ...

3 years ago

Q: Do you snoop on your child’s Facebook if they leave it logged in?

A: If they leave it logged in? No. Because I know their passwords. It was always a rule that until they were teenagers, if they join a social network, ...

3 years ago

Q: Will watching TV become a solo pursuit?

A: It depends what you call TV, but generally, yes it will. For the sake of argument, let's define TV viewing as watching professionally-produced ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it time for parents to grow up?

A: Yes. Yes, it really is. Last week I was listening to BBC Radio 4 when the programme devoted a segment to Grand Theft Auto 5. That this bastion of ...

3 years ago

Q: Found my 14 year old naked in her room with her 17 year old boyfriend, what do I do?

A: Thanks for sharing. Times like this when you wish this parenting game came with instructions on the back of the box. Firstly: _he was checking out a ...

3 years ago

Q: What would you add to 'Said No Parent Ever'?

A: 'Let's play Irritable Lions.'

3 years ago

Q: Is it 'disgusting' to make a Halo female character deliberately 'erotic'?

A: No, it's just _dumb_. The gaming and consumer technology industry is staffed by a high proportion of men who wear t-shirts with slogans well into ...

3 years ago

Q: Do newborns dream when they sleep?

A: I can only give an opinion, but I think you don't have to have developed personality to dream. I have seen week old puppies apparently dreaming. ...

3 years ago

Q: What's the deal with the Hyperloop?

A: Tom used the words "elegant" and "public transport" in the same sentence. :) Every time I read about Hyperloop I start hearing Steely Dan's IGY. It's ...

3 years ago

Q: Parents of older kids: If you could give one bit of advice to new parents, what would it be?

A: Babies are boring, but it gets better. Not _everyone_ likes babies. You love them, but by cripes it's tedious. You never remember the lack of sleep ...

3 years ago

Q: Should children and teens be allowed locks on their bedroom doors?

A: I'm afraid it's one rule for us and one rule for them. We have locks, but I agree with you on the non-snooping.

3 years ago

Q: Has Facebook made the humble birthday card redundant?

A: I totally agree. Also, the immediacy of digital relationships make it seem less important. Getting 24 hours of likes over the course of a birthday is ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we stop ‘baby bragging’ on social media?

A: It depends how you use Facebook. If you use it to show off, then it's annoying. If, however, you use Facebook to keep friends and family genuinely ...

3 years ago

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