Maybe we need to ask ourselves, is it addiction to games, or is it that children and young people are trying to satisfy their natural competitive need? They don’t seem to get this need met in school when sports day is about the taking part and not the winning. Maybe they’re taking ownership of that part of their natural development.
News & blog
Welcome to the Worrinots news and blog. Here you will find our blog posts, Worrinots news and press features and articles relevant to children's mental health and well being.
Why do children need The Worrinots?
We like to think nothing unfortunate will happen to our own children, especially when it comes to their well-being and being kept safe. The reality is though, things happen when we least expect it, and to the least likely person.
When children are worried, they don’t like speaking about it.
Your frequent questions about The Worrinots are answered
We often get asked lots of questions about The Worrinots, here’s the main ones we’ve answered for you.
Will the debate over technology and children’s development end?
It’s certainly an interesting time to be a child of the 21st century generation, being brought up with technology at a young age, and grasping the concept of it early too.
Scotland takes on The Worrinots
Stories like Dan’s is only one of the reasons The Worrinots exists, fortunately technology is available now to assist children who are experiencing the same childhood feelings Dan had. Our aim is to prevent children reaching crisis point later in life.
Why Getting Kids to Open Up About Their School Worries Is So Important
I wonder how many people started having conversations with their children about starting new phases of their education early, or was it best to leave it until after you had your holiday, or just leave it until after our day out.
14 tips for successful failure
When it comes to stress, anxiety and worries, our natural instinct is to protect children from them; why? It’s a natural process we need to go through, and an important life skill we need to be able to manage. If we don’t fail, we don’t learn. Part of failing is feeling sad; part of feeling sad is knowing how we can move on and be positive again. It’s important for children to experience a healthy amount of stress and anxiety. If they don’t experience it, how will they learn to manage it?
Awards aside, can we ever win the battle against children's mental health?
Despite The Worrinots app winning gold at the UK App Awards, we need to do so much more if we're going to take the fight to children's mental health. But as our own experience shows, it’s not the digital native children we need to convince, it’s the digital immigrants; parents, teachers and government decision makers.
Worrinots scoop gold at UK App Awards
Don't just take our word for it, here's what the judges said.. "Congratulations to Worrinot’s for making us feel our children are safe in a very user-friendly way."
The Worrinots are finalists in the 2017 UK App Awards
Along with Shakespeare's Tempest (featuring Ian McKellen), Northumbria Water and The Big Life Project, The Worrinots are up against some extremely tough competition in the children's/education category. Can the Worrinots see off the competition, as well as 'make the fear disappear'?
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