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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 […]

Kid-Friendly Podcast Experience By Apple

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Apple is teaming up with Common Sense Media to help parents find kid-friendly podcasts from its vast library of shows. The tech giant has launched a new Kids & Family podcast experience that will feature shows appropriate for young listeners. Common Sense Media will select each show featured, offering recommendations by age and collections like One […]

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 […]

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 […]

Growing Up On YouTube

Gen Z has been watching YouTube all their life, the first generation to grow up on the platform. The majority are watching it multiple times a day, exposing them to an intensely different array of entertainment than any older consumer, including Millennials, and it’s changed what they want and expect out of entertainment. These young […]

Covid Showed Us What Really Matters in Education

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A few weeks ago, I sat down with a few high school students in Singapore. Randomly asked about their virtual schooling experience. The students, in particular, had some good things to say about their virtual experience: They liked that teachers were focusing more on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, and less on grades. They liked […]

Bonding With The Right Questions

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Parent : How was school today? Child : Ok, Not too bad. Parent : What did you do? Child : Nothing much, lessons. Parent : Have you eaten? Child : I am not hungry. Sounds familiar? They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. […]

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 […]