As a parent, how can you protect your kids from being groomed by some sicko on the other end of the world, or from bullying at the hands of Miss Bitchface in Grade? Here are 5 things we suggest (and we’ll be implementing) when our children come asking for a Youtube channel to post their Minecraft exploits.Read More
Category: Social Media
Couples are being urged to switch off social media this Valentine’s Day to turn their relationship back on.
Author and relationship therapist Danni Crews says social media has become a major distraction in relationships, with people reaching for their phones rather than turning to their partner.Read More
In the olden days, families would gather around one television, all watching one show. Shows were catered to a general audience, and whoever had control of the remote managed to control what the whole family was watching. The shows featured characters that each person in the room could relate to, and discussion about the plot soon followed a dramatic moment or a commercial break. In this way, the family unit was together.
Today, with the rise of the internet, on-demand-content, and the proliferation of the smartphone, the family living room has changed. In most middle class homes each family member has his or her own device (i.e. tablet, smartphone, smart-TV), making entertainment far more individualized.
If you have children in primary school who are more tech-savvy then you, you’re in good company! My children are 9 and almost 6, and just like you I can tell stories about my children grabbing my phone and swiping like there’s no tomorrow! In a way it’s handy to have a kid around who can help us figure out how to use our phones and other electronic devices, but it’s a little bit scary when you realise just how much your children can do online.Read More
Nowadays kids start using Internet at a very young age, but many are not yet equipped to understand the dangers of revealing too much information online, and are often eager to overshare. For example, a study shows that 20 percent of 1 million annual online crime victims in Singapore are children, who had downloaded a virus or malicious software to the parent’s or family computer.Read More
OMG! It’s the reaction many parents have after discovering their child’s social media profiles for the first time. No matter if they’re honors students or academically challenged, many teens are tempted to engage in risky or inappropriate online communication that may be harmful to their virtual and real-life reputations.Read More
Whilst much has been said publicly about safety for children using social media, there is very little advice for parents on sharing about their family on their own social media accounts. According to Children’s Multicultural Educator and Consultant, Melina Mallos, not many parents are aware of the precise dangers presented by their own social media accounts.Read More
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