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

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

Cyberbullying: How is it different from face‑to‑face bullying?

The digital age has added a whole new dimension to hurtful behavior, and we look at some of the key features that set in-person and online bullying apart. Bullying is an ever-present global problem: it happens in schools, offices and even in homes. The issue has been tackled by law enforcement, school officials, governments, and various … More Cyberbullying: How is it different from face‑to‑face bullying?

Facebook now lets parents monitor their children’s chats

The feature is part of expanded parental controls on the Messenger Kids app aimed at children under 13. Facebook is rolling out a slew of changes to Messenger Kids that give parents more control over how their children use the messaging app. You can review who your kids are interacting with and review their chat … More Facebook now lets parents monitor their children’s chats