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Google is Playing an Increasing Role in Raising British Children

NEW analysis reveals that British parents are relying on Google to help raise their children more than ever before. In fact, parents across the country use the search engine to answer questions about their children over 10,000 times per day, on average. This has increased by almost a third in the last 5 years, demonstrating a growing reliance on the internet to help raise a family.

Children's physical health is the most commonly Googled aspect of parenting so far this year, with searches concerning chickenpox, croup, and asthma topping the list.

However, parents are also increasingly turning to Google for advice about their children's mental well being too. Brits searching for help to identify whether their child has anxiety has increased by 190% since 2018, whilst searches on why their child is having panic attacks have increased 5,000%.

It isn't just health that Brits are turning to Google for support with either. The analysis, which was conducted by leading name-label manufacturer, shows that practical aspects of raising a child are also searched for regularly. Searches for what age a child can be left on their own have increased by 280% whilst queries about what age their child can use a booster seat have spiked to 540% higher than this time 5 years ago.

The data also demonstrates how the issues concerning parents' most have changed in the past 5 years. Searches concerning children's phone usage, what the best ISA is to save for their children, and whether to give children the flu vaccine have become commonplace in 2023 but were not being searched for by UK parents in 2018.

The increased reliance on the internet for advice about raising children could be linked to parents' fear of being judged if they reach out to a friend, family, or professional. According to a survey amongst 2,000 UK parents by My Nametags, a ╝ of modern Mums and Dads are feeling increasing pressure to keep up with society's expectations of what it is to be a good parent.

Lars B. Andersen, Managing Director at My Nametags, comments:- "At My Nametags, we offer parents advice on preparing their children for School and preventing lost belongings every day, so we were interested to find out what more about the other most pressing questions families have. It's interesting to see the sheer breadth of information that parents turn to Google for and how this has evolved over time. Whilst internet usage is naturally higher than ever before, the fact that parents are now searching for advice about things including their child's mental well-being and tracking their digital footprint demonstrates how parenting has evolved and highlights new concerns that weren't prevalent for previous generations."

Top 10 most Googled parenting questions in 2023:-

  • Can I go to work if my child has chickenpox?

  • How to check my child benefit application?

  • Is my child autistic?

  • What is my cousin's child to me?

  • Why does my child keep getting croup?

  • Does my child have ADHD?

  • Does my child have asthma quiz?

  • Does my child have diabetes quiz?

  • How much is in my child's trust fund?

  • What should I do if my child has Covid19?

Visit the My Nametags website for answers to parents' most Googled questions about sending their children back to School. Let us know your thoughts on this news topic... Email our Newsroom at:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com or send us a message on:-  Mastodon, Facebook or Twitter.

Merseyside Schools shortlisted in Tes Schools Awards 2023

6 Schools across Merseyside have been included in the nationwide shortlist for the 2023 Tes Schools Awards. Schools from the Region have dominated in the Inclusive School of the Year category, where 4 of the 8 finalists are from Merseyside.

The shortlist for the 15th Tes Schools Awards, 1 of the biggest nights in the education calendar, includes:- inspiring educators from across the UK. It's a huge achievement for those teachers and Schools who have been shortlisted, showcasing the very best of what the UK education sector has to offer.

The Tes Schools Awards recognises the very best teachers and Schools, from:- UK state and independents, including:- early years settings, primary and secondary.

The panel of awards Judges include:- School leaders, experts and education researchers. The objectivity, professionalism and high standards of the Tes Schools Awards judges and the judging process has helped establish them as a well respected achievement for any School chosen as a finalist or winner.

This year there are 20 award categories including:- 2 special awards, honouring the classroom Resource of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tes Editor and Chief Judge of the Tes Schools Awards Jon Severs said:- "With these awards we honour the education community, whom we have served for over 112 years. This year has seen some incredibly high quality entries. So every teacher and School who has been named in this shortlist should be very proud; it's a fantastic achievement. We are looking forward to showcasing, as we do every year, just how vital our education professionals are to every facet of this country. Teachers, leaders and support staff all play such an important role in Schools: this is our chance to say thank you for all that they do."

The winners of the Tes Schools Awards will be announced on:- Friday, 23 June 2023, at a gala awards night, at:- the Grosvenor Park Hotel, London.

The teachers and Schools, from Merseyside, included in the 2023 Tes Schools Awards shortlist, are as follows:-

  1. Pupil Mental Health Initiative of the Year...  St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School.

  2. Staff Wellbeing School of the Year...  MariCourt Catholic High School.

  3. Inclusive School of the Year...

    ●  Eastway Primary School.

    ●  Formby High School.

    ●  LIFE Wirral School.

    ●  Whitefield Primary School.

To see the full shortlist, visit:- TES.Com.

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