Justine Roberts, Founder of Mumsnet, Speaks Out About Changes in Parental Responsibility

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In CMRubinWorld’s new interview with Justine Roberts, the Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, Roberts emphasizes how today’s modern society affects parenting methods.

In the Age of the Internet, children have a wide accessibility to a variety of materials, so parental involvement in education is even more crucial in this modern age to serve as a positive influence in opposition to possible dangers of the Internet. In a recent interview with CMRubinWorld, Justine Roberts says that while “The Internet means that parents have access to support and advice at their fingertips,” there are also challenges. “Parents are having to come to grips, fast, with a flurry of issues: social sharing, privacy, digital footprints, internet safety, parental controls, and how the heck a child can watch videos on YouTube without stumbling across something altogether less palatable.”

Roberts also states, “Technological change and the ability to communicate instantly and with anyone represents the single biggest shift in our lifetimes.” Children are forced to understand healthy relationships and character education at an earlier age.

As Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, Roberts knows that since the parenting problems faced today differ from a generation ago, “Mumsnet users share dilemmas and advice, and they help make complicated situations a little bit clearer.” Her final note is the #1 Rule of Parenting: “If you’re doing your best, don’t feel guilty.”

Justin Roberts is the Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, one of the UK’s largest websites for parents. It hosts discussion forums where users share peer-to-peer advice and information on parenting, products and many other issues. Mumsnet also has a Bloggers Network with 5,000 registered bloggers and a network of 180 local sites run in partnership with local editors.

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CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 550 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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