New issue of Digital Parenting magazine out today!

18 Sep 2012 UK SIC

The magazine is a great resource aiming to help parents feel more confident about getting involved and setting boundaries in their child’s digital world.

This new issue covers the latest technologies (especially the rise of apps, games, smartphones and social networking services) and hears from more than 25 experts about the kind of challenges young people face online, on their mobiles and on other digital devices.

There are also 10 ‘How to’ guides about privacy and safety controls, including how to use the Vodafone Guardian app and how to set up the new BlackBerry Parental Controls. There is also a guide to help parents report any online concerns their child might have to popular service providers (such as Facebook, Google and Xbox) and relevant authorities (such as CEOP, the IWF and ParentPort).

To support grandparents, Vodafone is providing, for the first time, guidance to help them make accessing the internet and using mobiles and other digital devices more enjoyable and safer for their grandchildren. Ahead of the launch of Digital Parenting, Vodafone commissioned YouGov to poll grandparents about this issue.

Vodafone Digital Parenting is available online and hard copies of the free magazine are also available for UK schools to order on behalf of parents. Further information about Digital Parenting is available at

Annie Mullins OBE, Vodafone’s Global Head of Content Standards, says: “Vodafone Digital Parenting helps to build parents’ and grandparents’ confidence so that they can help children make the most of digital technologies and also understand the potential challenges and risks. We received great feedback about our first issue in 2010 so we’re delighted to be able to provide this free magazine again to hundreds of thousands of parents across the UK.”

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