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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The internet is a 'lawless jungle that will soon be too dangerous for children to use', a former government adviser has warned

Internet is 'lawless jungle too dangerous for children to use’, former government adviser warns

Caught in the web: It is central to the lives of the young but current laws fail to protect them, says adviser

Ellie Nudd volunteers at the charity BeatBullying and is about to start a master’s degree in criminology

Cyberbullying: How anonymous attacks changed me for ever

Caught in the web: Ellie Nudd was 17 when she joined a social networking site. She made a profile, and then her torment began

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: 'Mummy your tummy is so small! How did I get in there?'

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

Surrogate mothers in Gujarat, India. Fees of roughly £11,000 can be demanded by surrogates

Couples warned: ‘Shopping for babies abroad is a minefield’

British couples shopping abroad for surrogates have been warned that they are entering “a minefield”.

Teen block: Youth inmates at Carlisle, Indiana, including Jesus Macedo-Perez (front row, left)

America's convicted juveniles: The stories of those growing up behind the razor wire

The US is the only Western country that tries children in its adult justice system

Inside a church for Born Again Christians: Speaking to God in a Manchester multiplex

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming. Charlotte Philby meets the Born Agains of one roving Manchester congregation

Charlotte Philby's Parental Leave: "I'm not a hypochondriac," I assure my daughter repeatedly

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

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

The historic island in Berkshire where Magna Carta was reputedly sealed has been put up for sale for £4m by Sotheby's. But what's it like to call such a momentous landmark home? Charlotte Philby talks to the current owner
Sign here, please: Magna Carta Island

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

The historic island in Berkshire where Magna Carta was reputedly sealed has been put up for sale for £4m by Sotheby's. But what's it like to call such a momentous landmark home? Charlotte Philby talks to the current owner
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