• Here's why children are so obsessed with those 'unwrapping videos' on YouTube
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Here's why children are so obsessed with those 'unwrapping videos' on YouTube

    Forget Mr Tumble, nothing can hold a child’s attention quite like a YouTube vid of a person unveiling that little yellow egg inside a Kinder Surprise. Clearly, there is something in this whole unwrapping-by-proxy thing, but what is it that children find so enthralling?

  • Mum bans son's iPhone and sees his behaviour transformed. Should other parents be doing the same?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Mum bans son's iPhone and sees his behaviour transformed. Should other parents be doing the same?

    The fact is children and technology are a match made in heaven, or hell, depending on which screen-time camp you fall into. One mum who definitely knows where she stands on the whole to ban or not to ban discussion is Karly Tophill.

  • British children are among the least active in the world, new survey reveals
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    British children are among the least active in the world, new survey reveals

    Movement and exercise is vital because of it’s far-reaching benefits on children’s health and development. The international study of 38 countries found that England, Scotland and Wales are among the worst for physical activity – far behind other countries such as China, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates. Commenting on the study experts warned that the results were extremely alarming, and suggested that we could conclude that movement was being “stripped out” of modern lifestyles, thanks to children spending hours on technology and being starved of outdoor activity.