Keeping your kids safe online

Did you know that as many as 130,000 new apps are currently being released every month…

And, with lots of them becoming popular at dizzying speed, it’s getting more and more difficult to keep track of what kids are up to on their tablets and phones?

If you’re a parent anxious to keep your youngsters safe online, you’ll want to hear what wellbeing guru Rosalyn Palmer has to say when she joins June live in the studio in the second hour of this week’s Girls Around Town.

Ros will be asking the question Is your child addicted to technology? and, if you suspect that might be the case, offering her advice on what you can do about it.

She’ll have news too of the free masterclass she ran at the end of April, in which she asked participants whether it’s time to listen to a better voice and how, even if they’re able to shut out much of the external chatter, what they need to do if they’re struggling to silence the nagging inner voices too.

Make sure you Put On Your Sunday Best from 10am to 12 noon this weekend by tuning in to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online to hear what Ros has to say from just after 11am

No doubt she’ll have an update on life on the farm in Lincolnshire too when she pops across to Newark for her latest catch up with June!

Fancy being a DJ on your favourite local radio station?

Do you love music, love local and fancy yourself as a radio presenter?

Radio Newark – the home of Your Sunday Best of course! – is looking for new voices to join its team and one of them could be YOURS!!

Licensed by Ofcom and run by a dedicated team of volunteers, the station has been serving Newark and Sherwood with feel good music and local information since 2015 from state of the art digital studios at Barnby Road Academy.

It can be heard in Newark and nearby villages on 107.8 FM and elsewhere on Alexa, on its free phone apps or online here.

As a local radio station, it’s important that presenters have strong links with Newark and Sherwood so ideally you’ll live or work in the area or have previously lived or worked here.

Don’t worry if you’ve no previous experience – you’ll be given all the support and guidance you need – just follow this link to find out how to apply, get your applications in by Saturday 31 July and one of the team will contact you..

And if  you don’t want to be a presenter but would like to offer behind the scenes help, the good news is that Radio Newark is on the lookout for support in other areas too…

So if you have administrative and organisational skills, a leaning towards IT and technical or something else to offer, do please get in touch.

Notts in your pocket

ng4u screenshotA new app being launched today promises to put ‘Notts in your pocket’ by providing a one-stop contact point for all things local.

Free to download from the iTunes app store and the Google Play android store, NG4U has been developed by local graphic design company Graphite and features a local business directory as well as a wide range of information covering such things as train time tables, cinema schedules and the local weather.

“We developed NG4U to support local businesses by helping them to attract passing trade,” says Andy Middleton, managing director of Graphite and the creator of the app.

“It’s aimed at the half a million smartphone users in the Nottinghamshire area, providing people on the go with the means to find exactly the type of business they’re looking for when and where they need it.”

The app will also showcase special offers exclusive to its users from businesses in the directory.

To download the app, visit www.ng4u.co.uk