Category Archives: Addiction

Digital Well-Being Guidelines

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In this unprecedented time, technology has become part of our social fabric in a deeper, more intimate way than ever before. For many of us, technology has been a social lifeline. Unfortunately, our increased reliance on technology doesn’t diminish the challenges and dangers it poses. Instead of trying to remove all screens from our lives, […]

Your Kids Need You, Not More Screen Time

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In this digital era, a phone is more interesting than anything else. It can give you anything that you need. Be it to find an answer, reconnect with old friends or to booking transport to another location. However, is it really all that good? Do you find yourself neglecting those who are around you and […]

Teens Pornography Usage On A Rise

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Be it intentional or accidental, we as parents would never want our child to view pornography. It is far more than just an “it is wrong” feeling. Many of such sites are actually targeting kids. And statistics have shown that it is succeeding.   In a span of 20 years, researchers have discovered a large […]

Educating Your Kids About Sexting

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What is sexting? It is when two or more people send sexually explicit text messages that may or may not include full or partially nude photos. Many teens these days feel that it is not much of a big deal however there are actually serious consequences that might occur.  Sexing is damaging be it whichever […]

Your Child’s Better Than You When It Comes To Technology

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You may not know your upload from your download, but you can still be a great digital parent. Worried that your child knows more about tech than you do? Of course, they do. They were born into a digital world and probably learned to swipe before they could stand. For you, it’s different. You had to […]

Handling Digital Defiance

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Digital rules are a bit like smartphone screens. Sooner or later, they’re going to get smashed. The important thing is how you handle the repairs. What’s the right way to react when your child pushes back on the online boundaries you’ve set – or out-and-out defies your screen-time rules? It’s a situation virtually every digital […]

Teenagers Dating Apps That You Need To Know About

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Is there such a thing as a dating app that doesn’t spell danger for teens? Frankly, we don’t know of any – but here’s a roundup of some of the worst of the worst. If you find your child is using one of them – don’t panic and try not to judge. You want to […]

Online Time Management Is Important For Your Child

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Time is a modern human concept that must be learned. You could almost say it’s a magic show; something complex that children aren’t born understanding. Children learn best thinking about real things that are tangible or kinesthetic in their early development. They create relationships in understanding, and knowledge by linking what they learn with their […]

When is the right time for a phone?

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It is good to weigh the pros and cons of a cellphone before purchasing one for your child. Then establish clear boundaries upfront. The phone would create opportunities for teens to have private conversations with anyone at any time, without accountability or adult oversight. Because of this, conversations and text messaging can easily become inappropriate. […]

Your Child’s Tech Fatigue

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This spring Zoom was fun when it was novel and then after a while, Zoom fatigue set in! Staring at a screen is exhausting for adults and kids alike! There’s a lot of mental energy to required to learn through Zoom which is different from face to face learning and then there’s overall tech fatigue. […]