Tag Archives: tech

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 […]

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 […]

Instagram can help you Restrict cyber bullying, here’s how

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As a social media researcher, I have been getting questions on about the recently added Restrict, an anti-bullying feature that, as Instagram describes, “allows users to quietly protect their account while still keeping an eye on their bully.” It reminds me a little bit of the “Hide” features on Facebook, which you may be familiar with. […]

Empower Your Child Against Bullying/CyberBullying

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Bullying, the unwanted, aggressive behavior in which a child or teen uses a real or perceived power imbalance, such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity, to control or harm other kids. It can include anything from spreading rumors to name-calling to physical aggression, but this is not simply being rude or unkind […]

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 […]

New Generation : Interest, Initiative, Investing

Kids are already investing

Millennials have had a reputation for being investment-shy, our research shown that lack of capital has been the number one thing holding them back, and between increased savings among employed young people and stimulus checks, interest in investing saw a major spike in 2020. In fact, most Millennials do have the intention of spending their […]

Let Them Show You How They Learn

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A year into the pandemic, the instructional sands keep shifting from in-person, to remote, to concurrent (or hybrid) and back again. And almost every conversation I have with educators regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, instructional specialists or administrators is around student engagement. Sometimes these conversations are with administrators concerned about the increasing numbers […]

Your Kids Need You, Not More Screen Time

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In this digital era, a phone is more interesting than anything else. It can give you anything that you need. Be it to find an answer, reconnect with old friends or to booking transport to another location. However, is it really all that good? Do you find yourself neglecting those who are around you and […]

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 […]