GMB Investigates

Does your child know how to dial 999?

A GMB investigation has revealed a shocking failure by many parents to prepare their children for an emergency.

Seventy percent of parents have never practised what to do in an emergency and 40 percent of parents don’t know if their six to eight year old could call 999.

Out of the eight children we tested, three couldn't dial 999 from a mobile and half struggled to give their address.

Watch the investigation in full above.

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Toddlers and technology addiction: What you need to know

Children aged two and under have as much as three hours of screen time a day, a Good Morning Britain One poll has found.

Leading psychologist Dr Aric Sigman says we could be creating a nation of addicts hooked on online gaming and the internet and we should follow Australia's lead and advise no screen time for under twos.

Behavioural Specialist Lorrine Marer gave us her top tips on policing your child's use of technology in the home - watch her tips above.

We also spoke to a mum whose little one would throw a tantrum if she took away his devices and what she did to overcome the struggle with the help of Dr Sigman - watch below to hear her alarming story.

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The dangers of trampoline parks: What you need to know

Trampoline parks have increased by 3000% since 2014 and one orthopaedic surgeon told Good Morning Britain he had seen a 92% increase in trampoline accidents in the weeks following a park opening near his hospital.

GMB has also learnt that only 50% of trampoline parks have signed up to new safety guidelines.

Earlier we spoke to Liza Jones who was severely injured at the Flip Out trampoline park in Chester. The branch are currently under investigation after three people reportedly broke their backs in one day after jumping 4m into a foam pit.

Penalties for using your phone while driving: What you need to know

A Good Morning Britain investigation has found five high-profile celebrities appearing to use their phones at the wheel and then posting the footage online.

It comes as the Department of Transport today increases penalties for using a mobile while driving in England, Scotland and Wales. New drivers (those who have had their license less than two years) will be disqualified and made to resit their test and more experienced drivers will see fines doubled to £200 with six points on their license.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “It’s totally unacceptable, it’s extremely dangerous. We’ve had a whole chain of fatal accidents in this country caused by it. It’s time it stopped.”