Tag Archives: online

Safety online tips for your child below 5

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Whether it’s watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more time online. In this article we look at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how to make sure your child has a safe experience online.   Statistics released by Ofcom […]

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 […]

Dealing With Your Child’s Online Addiction

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How many times have you asked, “can you please do your chores, stop using electronics, finish your homework, or get in the shower”? While some kids may quietly pout and do it reluctantly, others may resist more vocally and exhibit inappropriate behaviour AKA have a total meltdown. Kids who chronically resist what they are told […]

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 Blogging Can Better Help Kids

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In this day and age, the internet is nothing foreign. Most kids are born with the luxury of the internet and answers to their curiosity with just a search away. You must be thinking about how we can help our kids to expose themselves with the internet yet in a way where it’s beneficial to […]

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 […]

Setting Tech Boundaries

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We all know what the idle mind of a twelve-year-old can become. When I was a pre-teen (without cable television), there was little time for idling in the summer. There were too many forts to be built, ballgames to be organized, and bike rides to the library for my mind to stop before it hit […]

Healthy Online Relationships

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Although it’s possible to make great friendships online that can help support your mental health, not every person you meet will be someone you get on with. Consider the potential impact of your words online. It might feel easy to say whatever you want from behind a screen but try to think about how your […]

I have more friends online!

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Social isolation has certainly increased in Japan, where half a million young people live as “hikikomori” — recluses who don’t leave their homes. And loneliness in Britain has increased enough that the government has created a “minister for loneliness.” According to a new survey, 86 percent of American and British citizens believe that “increased use […]