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Is Coding An Important Skill For Children?

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With technology on the rise, many have asked if coding is a necessary skill to learn for the kids.  Getting all children to code at school has been a widespread controversy for the tech industry for some time now. Many within the technology sector have been strongly encouraging and supporting for coding to be inculcated […]

Online Time Management Is Important For Your Child

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Time is a modern human concept that must be learned. You could almost say it’s a magic show; something complex that children aren’t born understanding. Children learn best thinking about real things that are tangible or kinesthetic in their early development. They create relationships in understanding, and knowledge by linking what they learn with their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Healthy Tech Environment for Your Baby

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Did you know? 80% of brain development occurs in the first three years of life. Talking, reading, singing, and playing with your baby sets them up for a lifetime of success. What does your baby need to grow their brain and develop spoken language? • Lots of talking. The more words your baby hears, the […]

Their Connected World

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Even tech-savvy children need guidance from parents, teachers and other caregivers if they are to maximize the benefits and avoid the harms. The internet can transform children’s lives – for better or for worse. It can open up a new world of entertainment and information and allow children to learn in new and unexpected ways. […]