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Tamsin Oxford
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Tamsin Oxford

Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK
Tamsin Oxford is a professional journalist specialising in parenting and geekery. She's edited several well known computing titles, written books on the subject, and still loves her tech. She is raising a mini cylon who can already hack Android tablets at the age of five.

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14Feb
How to write a novel with your child

Words. These magical things create gateways into new dimensions, reveal the hidden recesses of life on Earth and take us all on extraordinary ...

11Feb

If your kids got a games console or gaming handheld for Christmas then they ve probably already finished the games you bought them with ...

04Feb

I know I m going to come across as a bit of a grumpy old curmudgeon, but I ve really got to get something off my chest. I ve ...

04Feb
How to be a rubbish parent

Do you feel comfortable telling a friend how to go to the toilet? Perhaps you are fine with letting your mate know that her dress makes her look ...

23Jan
10 apps to turn your baby into a human

Do you have a baby? A small child that needs to find its way into the world? Perhaps a toddler that requires support and guidance? Well, luckily ...

22Jan

There s a good chance one or two new devices joined your household at Christmas. Maybe someone got a new tablet or phone and, now ...

22Jan

We know. It s got an R in it. But do your kids? These games, apps and actual games, will get them on the right side of ...

22Jan

Animin is a new virtual pet aimed at iOS and Android users that uses augmented reality to display an animated 3D character superimposed on the ...

20Jan
Ten things that Doctor Who can teach our kids

Think that Doctor Who is just a revisited and reimagined show from the 60s with a mad man in a blue box? Well, yes, it is all of that, but more ...

17Jan
When do we need to teach our kids about cybercrime?

There is no time like the present. It doesn t matter how old your children are, if they are on the internet or using a computer, then they ...

24Dec
Can videogames stop the Christmas study slump?

Worried that your child will become violent and eat the neighbour thanks to the evil influence of videogames? There is another ...

23Dec
The 12 projects of Christmas

There once was a mysterious stranger who came into town wearing a large red suit and sporting a big white beard. Code, Code, Code! ...

13Dec
Eight 2014 predictions you can bet the house on

If 2013 is anything to go by, the speed at which 2014 hits us is directly proportional to the amount of time left, multiplied by the level of work ...

22Nov
Could technology be the final nail in the princess coffin?

The answer is YES. Especially if we can get more media (read Hollywood) to stop catering to the Princess Ideal and do more about respecting real ...

24Oct
Do you know what your child is saying online?

KPC (Keeping Parents Clueless) is easy. There are thousands of texting acronyms and we didn’t grow up in the mobile world. I remember having to call ...

23Oct

Next month will see schools and other children’s organisations across the UK celebrate the ninth annual National Anti-Bullying Week, with a ...

23Oct

Why yes! There are some very good options available. My favourites are [ArtKive](http://quib.ly/what-is/artkive/) and awwstamp. I think Artkive is ...

10Oct
Is there wearable technology suitable for kids?

There is some superb tech that kids can wear to ease the hearts of parents worldwide. Wearable technology is awesome. One day I shall have a bionic ...

Q: How to write a novel with your child

A: Words. These magical things create gateways into new dimensions, reveal the hidden recesses of life on Earth and take us all on extraordinary ...

3 years ago

Q: How to be a rubbish parent

A: Do you feel comfortable telling a friend how to go to the toilet? Perhaps you are fine with letting your mate know that her dress makes her look like ...

3 years ago

Q: 10 apps to turn your baby into a human

A: Do you have a baby? A small child that needs to find its way into the world? Perhaps a toddler that requires support and guidance? Well, luckily for ...

3 years ago

Q: Ten things that Doctor Who can teach our kids

A: Think that Doctor Who is just a revisited and reimagined show from the 60s with a mad man in a blue box? Well, yes, it is all of that, but more than ...

3 years ago

Q: When do we need to teach our kids about cybercrime?

A: There is no time like the present. It doesn t matter how old your children are, if they are on the internet or using a computer, then they need to ...

3 years ago

Q: Can videogames stop the Christmas study slump?

A: Worried that your child will become violent and eat the neighbour thanks to the evil influence of videogames? There is another side Recently an MRI ...

3 years ago

Q: The 12 projects of Christmas

A: There once was a mysterious stranger who came into town wearing a large red suit and sporting a big white beard. Code, Code, Code! you could hear him ...

3 years ago

Q: Eight 2014 predictions you can bet the house on

A: If 2013 is anything to go by, the speed at which 2014 hits us is directly proportional to the amount of time left, multiplied by the level of work to ...

3 years ago

Q: Could technology be the final nail in the princess coffin?

A: The answer is YES. Especially if we can get more media (read Hollywood) to stop catering to the Princess Ideal and do more about respecting real ...

3 years ago

Q: Do you know what your child is saying online?

A: KPC (Keeping Parents Clueless) is easy. There are thousands of texting acronyms and we didn’t grow up in the mobile world. I remember having to call ...

3 years ago

Q: Is there wearable technology suitable for kids?

A: There is some superb tech that kids can wear to ease the hearts of parents worldwide. Wearable technology is awesome. One day I shall have a bionic ...

3 years ago

Q: Where do kids learn about sex?

A: A survey by author [James Dawson and Red Lemon Press](http://www.askjamesdawson.com/) said 90% of kids learned about sex outside of Sex and ...

3 years ago

Q: Are there any good role models for girls on kids' TV?

A: Will I be lynched if I say Buffy? I mean, she was into clothes and hair, but she was smart, resourceful and funny. Although that is the past tense. ...

3 years ago

Q: Would you let your teen have a digital tattoo?

A: Tattoo. A word to strike fear into the heart of many a parent. My tiny tat of a Star Trek Communicator⋆ caused so much consternation that my father ...

3 years ago

Q: Does gender classification of toys really affect kids?

A: I am sorry to say that I disagree so heartily mine just fell onto my keyboard. Let's take a look a bit beyond signage. The gender classification of ...

3 years ago

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

A: I have been enraged by it for hours. Honestly, you'd think that after a year of really high levels of hype and anti-sexism in gaming sentiment that a ...

3 years ago

Q: Are zombies the future of education?

A: Quite possibly, yes! What better way to assess the impact of an epidemic on an increasingly large and compact human population? Or perhaps to ...

3 years ago

Q: If I shout, have I screwed up as a parent?

A: I could kiss you both. This is my hugest, biggest thing and I am so bad at it. I lost it this morning because I was tired, ill and single-parenting ...

3 years ago

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