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Yorkshire is the area of the UK that has the most trustworthy sounding accent

Yorkshire is the most trustworthy accent in the UK

The UK is known for its rich array of regional accents and dialects. But does the way someone sounds have any correlation with our snap judgments towards them in the workplace and social settings? OnBuy.com were keen to...

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Keeping your child safe online

How to Protect Your Child Online in 2020

Authored by Lifestyle Editor

Under 18s using online platforms can prove a dangerous activity if not supervised, as many criminals target children online. With that in mind, the security experts at Specops Software have provided a 5-step guide on how to protect your children online.

But first, how much would online bullying affect your child? Specops Software got in touch with Lee Chambers , Environmental...

Young people still plan to travel where they can in 2020

Poll finds young people still plan gap year travel despite Covid-19

Authored by Jennifer Jackson

According to new research young people still plan to use gap years to travel where they can in 2020, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

AA research has found that 7% of people have a friend or relative aged 18-25 years old, who has had to put life plans on hold for Covid-19.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on young people's futures and coupled with the exam results u-turn and...

Ant and Dec will be hosting the virtual assembly

NSPCC offer virtual Speak out Stay Safe assembly to schools

Authored by Lifestyle Co Editor

With calls to the NSPCC about sexual abuse increasing since schools started back, the children’s charity has teamed up with Ant & Dec to make sure children know what to do and who to speak to if something is worrying or upsetting them.

The celebrity duo is hosting a new virtual version of the NSPCC’s Speak Out. Stay Safe assembly, which – before lockdown – the charity had...

The secret to long-lasting friendships

The secret to long-lasting relationships

Authored by Claire Roberts

With social distancing still “the new norm”, and many of us unsure of the last time we hugged any of our friends, a new study* by Interflora has revealed the secret to long-lasting friendships; have two separate friendship groups, a mix of five personalities, and don’t forget to celebrate those all-important friendship milestones.

The new study of 2,000 Brits reveals some good news...

Plan a halloween trail this year with the children

Halloween fun in the age of Covid

Authored by Lifestyle Editor

With different parts of the country under different lockdown rules, the idea of celebrating Halloween may seem an impossibility.

But Catherine Lynch of education experts PlanBee says you can keep your children spooked out – and stay within the law.

Halloween 2020 is going to be a bit different to previous years. Groups of childrenputting their hands into several bowls of...

Levels of anxiety and depression on the rise in teenagers and children

The Social Media "Monster" and Why We Need to Tame It

Authored by Lifestyle Editor

There have been multiple reports over the years of rising levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers and children. What social media and COVID-19 have in common is how rapidly they spread, with a dangerous impact for humanity ranging from rising depression levels to polarisation and even loss of life. Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens when social media exploded in...

How to choose the best birthday flowers

Authored by Penny South

Is there a birthday coming up for a loved one? Are you thinking of buying flowers as a gift? This article will help you choose the best birthday flowers for your family, friends or for a loved one.

A birthday is a speical day in our life and it can often be tough to select a gift, but you can't go wrong with flowers. Which flowers are best to give on a birthday though, is another...

Top tips to help secure your space

Top tips from Yale for home security for students

Authored by James Carter

When compared to other groups, students are at a higher risk of burglary thanks to a number of factors; students are often residents in houses with sub-standard security measures, and are frequently new to the areas that they are living in. These factors can often mean that students are at a higher risk of burglary than other groups.

To help reduce the risk of break-ins at your new...

New data indicates schools need more support to address online safety issues

Data indicates schools need more support to address online safety issues

Authored by Lifestyle Editor

New data released by the online safety organisation, UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC), ranks 14,000 schools’ performances on online safety, indicating that more support is required in many parts of the country.

It shows thousands of schools across England are have not yet engaged with appropriate online safety resources which can help them protect children online.

This comes...

How to run errands with your children

Authored by Henrietta McDowd

Parenting requires you to juggle lots of tasks at once, which is why you’re bound to pick up the art of multitasking eventually. Indeed, being a parent means finding ways to incorporate taking care of your child alongside your daily routine. Our previous post entitled ‘How to Stay Safe When Visiting the Coast, Lakes and Rivers This Summer’ highlights that the world is slowly re-opening for us...