Nobody said parenting was easy, but in the digital age it comes with a whole slew of new challenges. How do parents view the role of parental monitoring in children’s online safety? Experience from my nearly 20 years of being involved in the conversation around child online safety has caused me to be skeptical when … More What’s your attitude to parental controls?
The digital world knows many threats and malware can be one of the nastiest. To keep children, teenagers as well as adults safe, we will go over the most common types and forms of malicious code they can encounter and offer actionable tips. What is malware? Let’s start with the word malware. It is a blend of … More Learning to recognize malware and its dirty tricks
With TikTok being all the rage especially with teens, we look at a feature that gives parents greater control over how their children interact with the app In our previous article, we looked at how TikTok users can protect themselves using the available security and privacy options. However, besides adults, the platform is very popular with … More TikTok Family Pairing: Curate your children’s content and more
During the lockdown we’re experiencing due to Covid-19 – when parents work from home while children are at home as well – it can be all too tempting to allow children to spend an increasing amount of time on mobile devices, using the computer or watching television. This means that managing family screen time is … More Screen time – finding the off switch
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