Category Archives: Technology

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 […]

The Pandemic has opened the Door to Creativity for our children.

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Over the past few weeks, Zachdev has provided assistance to international educators to leverage online opportunities and transform their classrooms, this pandemic has certainly provided an opportunity for many classrooms to revamp and regenerate. Just because most of us had no option but to take learning to an online or blended format doesn’t mean this […]

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 […]

4 YouTube alternatives every child can explore

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There are some safe alternatives to YouTube for kids that provides great educational content. With all the not-so-great news coming out around YouTube recently — from their pedophilia problem to the horrific content spliced into kids’ videos to the infamous Momo challenge — I’ve been looking for some YouTube alternatives. From now on, at our […]

Introduce Geography to your child with GeoGuessr

Dear Parents! Check out GeoGuessr and trust me, you’ll have no plans on stopping this game. If you’re a travel buff, or love geography, or want a way to challenge your kids to get excited about both of those things, you need to try this fun, free game. Just head over to the GeoGuessr website […]

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 […]

Trending Entertainment Genres that every parent should know

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With the Covid changing many aspects and expectations of media, the last two years have been a whirlwind for the entertainment industry, with streaming platforms proliferating and viewing fragmenting as young consumers are spending most of their quarantine time online. Based on our research, we saw the increased demand in 2020 for entertainment, sparking major […]

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. […]

The iOS 13.3 update has important parental controls that you need to know

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If you’ve got a kid on an iPhone or an iPad, this week’s iOS 13.3 update (as well as iPad OS 13.3)has some serious parental controls that we think you’ll be happy to know about. Introducing Communication Limits Starting his week, there’s a new Communication Limits section that you’ll find under Screen Time. Once there, you can set approved […]