Charlotte Philby

Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.

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Chartlotte Philby's Parental Leave: Somewhere between London and Toulouse, I appear to have become quite drunk

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: He failed to mention that the journey would be eight hours

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'So I'm not a grandpa but I am a sister?' my daughters asks

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'I just want a hamster because I like dinosaurs,' she says

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: I've spent the past half an hour on the receiving end of my daughter's death stare

A mother's weekly dispatch from the pre-school frontline

Edwin Haig and his son Connor

Single parenthood: Three families discuss the pressures - and pleasures - of their situation

Forget the clichés about slack dads and feckless mums – life as a single parent is tough, as Charlotte Philby discovers
Children’s Commissioner Dr Maggie Atkinson says adults can prevent children becoming trolls on social media

Web's dark side: What parents can do to fight back, by Children’s Commissioner

‘Youngsters must not fall prey to net’

Posed by model.

Pro-suicide websites pushed my teenage son to take his own life

Campaigner urges action to control access to ‘terrifying’ swathe of legal sites

Sarah Champion says she is particularly concerned by the impact of online pornography on children

Children let down by law that allows internet grooming

The MP Sarah Champion says police need better tools to catch predators

The NSPCC calls on all teen dating apps to protect their young users

Teenage dating apps are hunting ground for adult abusers

Caught in the Web: How websites offering flirting and relationship services are allowing older users and children to mix, often with no moderation

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