Julia Bradbury reveals important steps she's taking to protect her children's mental health

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Julia Bradbury has revealed the important steps she is taking to protect her children's mental health. The 48-year-old, who shares son Zephyrus and twin daughters Xanthe and Zena with her husband Gerard Cunningham, has confessed that she finds it "tough to navigate as a parent in modern days" thanks to the popularity of social media. But one thing she swears by to promote a happy mind is making sure her children spend more time outdoors than they do inside staring at screens.

Julia is a big advocate for spening more time outdoors

"We have had several high profile cases, where we have seen children sadly take their own lives because of cyber bullying and pressure from this social media source that is just horrible. When we were at school, I mean, I was bullied at school, but I could go home and escape. But children these days don’t have an escape, because most of them have phones, and unless you monitor that time and unless you talk to them about what they are experiencing, what they are doing on their phones, who they are communicating with, then you don’t know and it's something that is with them for 24 hours a day."

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We caught up with Julia while she was spending 24 hours staying in a luxury caravan sailing down the Thames on a barge, from The O2 to the Houses of Parliament. She then moored up overnight by Tower Bridge to celebrate 100 years of caravanning, hosted by The Camping and Caravan Club.

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