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#Goldilocks: A fairytale for the digital age

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitch… the sheer number of social websites in today’s world can feel endless. So, perhaps it’s not too surprising that 48% of children have been exposed to social media by age seven.

But before you despair, let’s take stock of all the positive outcomes these platforms can have – rallying real change, bridging distances, building communities. The problem is not social media in and of itself. It’s how it’s used. 

That’s why we want to help parents like you have important conversations with your children early on about how to build a healthy relationship with social media.

#Goldilocks is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale that offers a fun and accessible way for you to discuss all things social media related with your younger children. Co-branded by Vodafone UK and Andersen Press, award-winning author Jeanne Willis created the light-hearted story alongside illustrator Tony Ross. The book is designed to help educate children about the potential consequences of being unkind, getting carried away with selfies, or oversharing images, as we see Goldilocks getting into trouble with the three bears over her pursuit of likes on social media….