Parents

How to start a conversation with your child about their online activity

There will possibly come a time when your child will encounter some form of a bad situation online. It is best to start having meaningful and open conversations with them early on in their online journey than have to crisis-manage a hurt, bullied or flamed child online. Firstly, it is important to understand the terminology …

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Safe Browsing Sites For Homework Research

Many children need to use the internet to help them with their homework research and many parents are fearful of the online browsing world. To help, we have created a list of safe browsing sites to use during homework research times: Google Scholar Comprehensive, user-friendly, and free, Google Scholar is an excellent tool for high …

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Online Learning At Home: Tips For Parents

Being told to implement an online education environment at home has made many parents feel overwhelmed. To be fair, none of us (educators included) were really prepared for this and most of us are learning “on the hop”. Here are a few tips that may help you create a valuable and meaningful educational experience at …

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How To Manage Screen Time During Covid-19 School Suspension And The Holidays

Schools across the country in SA, and countries abroad, are on shut down due to COVID-19. Many children are now spending most of their time confined to their homes. Between the television and online school work, children will be spending more time staring at screens, which is not the healthiest. Screen time can be part of …

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How To Help Your Teen If They Are In Trouble Online

Are you aware of what your teens are getting up to online and do you know how best to help them should they be in trouble? As your children reach their teenage years, the internet will more than likely become a part of their daily lives. Teenagers very quickly catch onto new technology and they …

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‘Sharenting’- What Parents Need To Know

Sharenting comes from a blend of two words: parenting and sharing.  The modern definition of the word is: parents sharing high volumes of pictures; videos and information of their children online.   Regardless of whether you don’t have kids, you’ve most likely got online friends who persistently post about their children, their birthday celebrations, trips taken, …

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TikTok – What Is It And Why Should Parents Be Cautious?

TikTok is a social video-sharing application. It enables users to create, edit and share 60-second videos with filters, special effects and music. Like other social media platforms, TikTok allows users to comment, like and follow any content they come across on the app. TikTok is available for both Android and iOS operating systems and can be downloaded respectively on the app stores. TikTok is the new …

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Recommendations For Addressing Cyberbullying With Your Child

As a parent of teenagers in 2020, one of the last things you want to hear is that your child has either been cyberbullied or is the cyberbully. The worst part of this situation is finding out about the matter long after it has already started. Many parents often blame themselves because they feel that …

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Suspecting Your Child Is Being Cyberbullied – Signs To Look Out For

Cyberbullying is the use of technology (social media, email, text messaging etc..) to pester, undermine, humiliate, or target someone else – which typically happens to the youth. When an adult is cyberbullied, it might include digital badgering or cyberstalking, a crime that can have lawful outcomes and include prison time. Cyberbullying can also happen coincidentally. …

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