Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post

How (over)sharing your children’s triumphs and antics with the world may impact their immediate and distant future – and how to reduce the risks of ‘sharenting’ Most people like to share glimpses of their personal lives on social media, ranging from sports activities and delicious food to achievements and special moments. These are usually shared … More Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post

5 free computer science resources to keep kids engaged at home

This year found parents and children in a situation that we have never seen the likes of before, with state mandated lockdowns forcing schools all over the globe to shut down for months on end.   This has not been easy for parents, who have suddenly become makeshift teachers as well as mothers and fathers, … More 5 free computer science resources to keep kids engaged at home

How safe is your child’s phone?

Online safety is one of the most significant challenges facing parents in the modern world, with increased access to the internet paving the way for cyberbullying, sexting, and harassment, amongst other dangers. In fact, nearly three-quarters of parents (70%) worry about their child’s online activity, according to ESET’s recent research, which surveyed 1,000 parents of … More How safe is your child’s phone?

3 things to discuss with your kids before they join social media

What are some of the key things your children should know about before they make their first foray into social media? Since technology has permeated every facet of life, social media has become a daily part of it. Adults are not the only ones flocking to social sites; an increasing number of children are too. … More 3 things to discuss with your kids before they join social media

The pitfalls of being an influencer: What parents should know and do

Does your child dream of becoming a YouTube or Instagram celebrity? The influencer lifestyle is not as picture-perfect as it may seem. The rise of the internet has led to the rise of the social media influencer, altering the aspirations of children around the world. A recent survey of 2,000 parents of 11 to 16-year-olds shows that … More The pitfalls of being an influencer: What parents should know and do