Buttle UK launches new podcast

26th January 2021

All in the Same Boat?

As we enter 2021, it is safe to say that society is full of challenges. The pandemic has exacerbated the inequalities our children already faced. We can see that we may not be ‘all in the same boat’.  Buttle UK has created a new podcast series to explore these issues, how they are affecting children and what some of the solutions might be.

A different celebrity host will lead each conversation, which will explore a different theme.  Each host will be joined by a guest specialising in the subject under discussion, along with Joseph Howes, CEO of children’s grant giving charity Buttle UK. Together they will offer a lens on some of the most important issues facing our children today.  

The children born today enter a world that is different to the one only a year ago, and a new year brings a new opportunity to reimagine it.  The aim of the series is to generate a wider discussion on how we can do this, and give all children a better chance at life.  Issues being covered in this series include: the digital divide, supporting children’s mental health, and the impact of estrangement from family and carers.   

About episode 1 – The Digital Divide

The first episode tackles the impact of the ‘digital divide’– join celebrity host Judge Rob Rinder and Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commission for England, along with regular guest Joseph Howes, CEO of children’s grant giving charity Buttle UK. 

Rob will bring his formidable legal skills to unpick this challenging issue, one that the pandemic has brought into sharp focus.

Has home-schooling changed education forever?  Should access to the internet be a right?  Is putting more tech into homes for education jeopardising children’s safety?  These, and many more questions, are explored by Rob, Anne and Joe.

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