Tag Archives: communication

Say No To Racism Online

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Whenever we see injustice, we all have a responsibility to confront it. Every day, no matter our background or our age, every single one of us has a role to play in taking on an unfair system while working to build a new one that truly works for all. Guiding our girls in learning to […]

Personal Savings vs Online Reputation

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When a child is born, no parent ever thinks to themselves, “I sure hope he/she grows up with no sense of personal financial responsibility.” I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want his or her children to be in a better position than they were, whether that be financially, emotionally, or otherwise. Given the economic […]

Little moments can make a big difference

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1. Take the plunge As a parent, there are lots of conversations you might rather not have with your children. The idea of willingly starting a talk about sex or their friends’ behaviour may feel very scary. But if you don’t do it, who will? Unfortunately for you, your children are relying on you for […]

How To Help Your Child Have A Great Virtual School Year

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The number of summer days is dwindling and if anxiety about the new school year is creeping in, you’re not alone. We have all the feels but somehow, we have take a deep breath and set them aside because it’s more important than ever to help your child have a great virtual school year. Proactive […]

Encourage Cyber Wellness

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Every family struggles with screen time. You’re not alone in telling your kids to put down their phones, issuing reminders about dwindling minutes when gaming, and feeling frustrated when requests to get off the computer fall on deaf ears. Some of us have tried to limit minutes using devices that shut off internet access only […]

6 Reflection Questions about Kindness in the Digital World

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There’s no doubt that the Internet can be a powerful tool for communicating. The digital world creates new challenges and opportunities for social interaction because it amplifies kindness and negativity. The constant connection to each other provides comfort but also creates anxiety. The anonymity afforded to us by the internet fuels crushes and compliments while […]

Delaying Your Child’s Smartphone Usage

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It is a fact that kids do not have the maturity and perspective to manage constant temptation and the social pressures that come with 24/7 connectivity—so the longer parents can delay the first smartphone, the thinking goes, the better off kids will be. When I was researching this story, a friend messaged and said he […]

Pornography Exposure

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I can still remember the first time I saw a pornographic image. I don’t merely remember when it happened but I remember what it looked like. That first image was about more than thirty years ago, and till today I still remember it vividly. That first image led to more images and a stronger pull […]

Gaming Addiction

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A whopping 97% of 12-17 year-olds play video games, making it the most popular activity among teenagers. On any given day 60% of teenagers will play a video game in their home. With $12 billion dollars in video games, with sales come concerns that the excessive violence in many of the games leads to aggressive […]

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. QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES: What thought, feeling, or impulse led […]