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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Parenting, Teaching? Don’t forget to Love and Appreciate Yourself.

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For parents, stepping into the shoes of an educator has created a whole new level of appreciation for how hard teachers’ jobs are. The increased admiration is largely due to the role parents are now having to play as stewards of their child’s education. And we’re finding out just how hard it is. We need […]

Why Media Literacy Matters For Your Child?

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Part of media literacy is the crucial ability to determine the reliability of all that information. Media literacy has become a more important consideration in our children’s futures than ever. Educators must be familiar with the media’s role in our changing woguiderld. It’s here to stay as the main component of how society shares information […]

Using Social Media For Classroom Research

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Did you know it’s possible for students to use social media as a classroom research tool? Over the years social media has evolved from being a mere communication platform where people can connect with their long-time friends. It has matured into a platform where people conduct real business in addition to just making connections. Facebook […]

What are memes?

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Dear parents, are you confused about memes, or unsure what a meme even is? You’re not the only one. Don’t worry: we’re here to help. What exactly are memes? They can be difficult to pin down. If we absolutely had to define online memes, we’d say they’re visual images or other bits of content that […]

One Stop Parental Guide to Social Media

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When it comes to social media, the picture that first comes to our mind are usually teenagers being glued to their smartphones watching INSTA story and even TikTok. There has also been a misconception that social media is only for the younger ones or ‘teens’. However, these days, looking around in public transport or even […]

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 […]

Your Child’s Social Media Exposure

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Social media is a growing part of the everyday lives of most teens and tweens. I’m sure you’ve experienced a time or two when you couldn’t get your kids attention because of the conversation they were having with others on social media. For the typical teen, social media has become a time-sucking rabbit hole that […]