For many, a new school year symbolizes a new beginning. For kids it’s as much a celebration as New Year’s Eve for adults. New beginnings, a clean slate and starting over. No wonder we want to prepare for it as best we can, to set ourselves, and our children, up for success. The preparation should … More Kids back at school. Check. Devices protected. Check.
We often teach children not to speak to strangers, but we seldom realize that we may actually be offering them up for exploitation by strangers on the internet every day. While it comes natural to many of us to shield our children from the dangers awaiting them in the real world, the digital world is, … More Why you shouldn’t post children’s photos online
A 14-year-old shares his thoughts about technology and the potential privacy and security implications of the internet. Talking to children and teenagers is not always an easy task – we’ve all been teens before, huh? When I first approached Xavier, 14, to talk about how he engages with the online world, I was quite concerned … More Talking to children about the internet: A kid’s perspective
Risk-taking, problem-solving, and decision-making: these are just a few of the benefits video games can have for your children. While there are unquestionable downsides, you would be surprised what skills can be enhanced on virtual playgrounds. So why are video games so often labelled as a time-wasting activity? Let’s focus on the bright side. Driven … More Learning by playing. What skills can your children develop through video games?
When considering mental health issues linked to online behavior, our thoughts may turn to cyberbullying, but there is another concern far more formidable than we might realize — access. Search engines have given us easy access to more and seemingly ever-fresh sources of content that have the potential to be just as detrimental, if not … More The algorithms that suggest your kids’ content