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Nicola Gibb

Nicola Gibb

London, GB
Independent PR person. Mother of one. Technology geek. Love to see my little girl interact with technology but a little concerned that 'iPad' is occasionally her first word in the morning.

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PR, mother of one

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  • Questions 0
  • Answers 7
  • Followers 7
  • Follows 6
  • Votes given 4
  • Votes received 7
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19Sep

I fit perfectly into Simon's answer! I had my first incredibly close together. They're 14 months apart. That's right, I found out I was a month ...

19Sep

See this [http://www.freeourkids.co.uk/about/](http://www.freeourkids.co.uk/about/) - very little is the real answer. Between Freegle, local "sell or ...

13Sep

In a word: yes. [UNICEF says](http://www.unicef.org/nutrition/index_breastfeeding.html) breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months, and ...

13Mar
Is it okay for every bedtime story to be on an iPad or should you foist paper books on tech-loving kids too to redress the balance?

An interesting read, thanks for sharing. I would question how many 14-19 year olds still have bedtime stories though, so not sure the research is as ...

13Mar
Is it okay for every bedtime story to be on an iPad or should you foist paper books on tech-loving kids too to redress the balance?

Bedtime stories should definitely be read from a book. Research has shown the backlit technology has a detrimental effect on sleep. Sleep is so ...

13Dec

[Divided Attention Disorder](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12406677), or DAD, is a symptom of the digital age and the constant stream of ...

13Dec
How helpful are online games for kids' development?

I think that very much depends on the game - many games are education, most are not. It should be about parent's educating themselves on what can be ...

13Dec
Is it inappropriate for over-13s to be friends with their teachers on Facebook?

That depends on the content of that teacher's page, if they are aware of their 'audience' and therefore ensuring it is edited accordingly. I have ...

13Dec
Do harrowing online and TV charity adverts harm children, or encourage a social conscience?

I think that is too generic a question. It all comes down to age and circumstances. Can they handle the message, is it relevant to them, will it help ...

13Dec
Should children spend their pocket money online?

Why not? Any spending by children should be monitored, so as long as the parent or guardian is aware how much they are spending and with whom, and is ...

13Dec
If a teenager is very advanced at Maths, should parents consider putting him or her through the Open University Maths degree early?

Personally, I am not in agreement with advancing children's education beyond their years. Encouraging them to embrace their talent and achieve what ...

13Dec
What is the right age for a child to get their first email address?

I think any age is fine as long as it is monitored until a point at which the parent feels comfortable letting them use it alone.

Q: Is it okay for every bedtime story to be on an iPad or should you foist paper books on tech-loving kids too to redress the balance?

A: Bedtime stories should definitely be read from a book. Research has shown the backlit technology has a detrimental effect on sleep. Sleep is so ...

4 years ago

Q: How helpful are online games for kids' development?

A: I think that very much depends on the game - many games are education, most are not. It should be about parent's educating themselves on what can be ...

4 years ago

Q: Is it inappropriate for over-13s to be friends with their teachers on Facebook?

A: That depends on the content of that teacher's page, if they are aware of their 'audience' and therefore ensuring it is edited accordingly. I have ...

4 years ago

Q: Do harrowing online and TV charity adverts harm children, or encourage a social conscience?

A: I think that is too generic a question. It all comes down to age and circumstances. Can they handle the message, is it relevant to them, will it help ...

4 years ago

Q: Should children spend their pocket money online?

A: Why not? Any spending by children should be monitored, so as long as the parent or guardian is aware how much they are spending and with whom, and is ...

4 years ago

Q: If a teenager is very advanced at Maths, should parents consider putting him or her through the Open University Maths degree early?

A: Personally, I am not in agreement with advancing children's education beyond their years. Encouraging them to embrace their talent and achieve what ...

4 years ago

Q: What is the right age for a child to get their first email address?

A: I think any age is fine as long as it is monitored until a point at which the parent feels comfortable letting them use it alone.

4 years ago

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