Category Archives: Cyberbullying

How to Handle the Violent Videos that your child has watched?

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Protesters push, shove, and yell obscenities at each other. A young refugee’s body washes up on the shore. A bus driver is bullied while students cheer. A man commits suicide. These aren’t scenes from a video game. Thanks to live-streaming apps such as Facebook Live, live.ly, Periscope, and others kids can watch actual scenes of real-life violence in their social […]

Why Minecraft is educational for kids

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So what’s Minecraft? No, it’s not just a game. It’s a unique computer game. But did you know that it can also be a great learning tool? From academic to social skills, Minecraft can help children reach their full potential. Minecraft is a child-friendly computer game that combines exploration and survival skills. It tests children’s […]

Tech Parenting is all about keeping them safe on social media.

Right now in this tech world we’re in, it’s all about the internet for our tweens and teens, the Internet is social media, and they could sooner give up the games, the videos, and even their browsers if only they can keep what keeps them in touch with their friends. Of course it’s not easy considering […]

Amazing screen time management strategies!

With Covid19 making us work from home, our child’s witnessing all of our tech gadgets usage and they’re needed on the tablets and laptop for school as well. We tackle one of the biggest challenges parents face each day: screen time management. We know full well how hard it can be to decide how much […]

Gen Z and Youtube

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According to our research, YouTube is the most-visited website by people age 18 to 24, referred to as “Generation Z.” The first digital-native generation, Gen Z is more reliant on social media than any generation before it. And, unlike all other generations that prefer Facebook, Generation Z’s most-visited website is YouTube. By 2020, Gen Z will make […]

Instagram can help you Restrict cyber bullying, here’s how

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As a social media researcher, I have been getting questions on about the recently added Restrict, an anti-bullying feature that, as Instagram describes, “allows users to quietly protect their account while still keeping an eye on their bully.” It reminds me a little bit of the “Hide” features on Facebook, which you may be familiar with. […]

Have you noticed your child spending too much time on video games during this lockdown?

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With all these extra time at home, kids are spending a lot of that playing video games. And based on some of the discussions online, I have seen parents asking about how to gauge their kids usage time on video games After doing some extensive research into the social impact of online games, there is […]

5 Important Tech Parenting Questions

We have to acknowledge that as parents, the importance in understanding the role of technology within our family, comes along with knowing what questions to ask and how to answer. With that in mind, here are 5 important tech parenting questions parents should ask themselves, all of which you can find answers to, along with […]

What if you just stopped managing screen time?

Managing screen time has always been a challenge. A great one, especially for this generation. I know, it totally feels like you’re watching a tennis match, with your head going back and forth to the point where you’re starting to get dizzy. Screen time has always been a point of guilt and shame for parents, […]

What to do if you’re being bullied on a social network

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Bullying on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat or TikTok With the increase of social networking sites, online activity and messaging apps, cyberbullying is on the increase. Most of the apps and social networking sites are for people aged 13 and over. They also state that bullying, abusive behaviors which includes harassment, impersonation and identity […]