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phone for xmas letter

A letter from Santa for a new device, phone or tablet

If you suspect Santa may be gracing your child with a new device, a phone or a new tablet or ipad, then setting up some boundaries from the get go is the best way to ensure they remain a welcome addition and not an object of conflict! Pop this little letter from Santa in the […]

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A LETTER FROM

Video games for Christmas? Attach this letter from Santa

If you suspect your little ones may be fortunate enough to be getting video games or a new video game console for Christmas this year, you may want to slip in this letter from Santa to help set up some boundaries and ensure the game playing remains safe, healthy and lots of fun.   If […]

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online porn and parenting

What to do when your child sees online porn

Will you know what to do when your child sees online porn? Think your don’t need to know? Last week we decided that it was highly likely your child will view online pornography, either by accident, curiosity, or an older sibling or friend. We also came to the conclusions that the pornography our children are […]

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parenting online

How can parents enforce rules around technology and the online world?

How do we enforce rules around technology and the online world when so much of what they do we cannot see? I get this question a lot. Here’s what I think. Different family values determine the importance families place on certain rules and boundaries that in turn become part of our daily lives. We have […]

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chat speak, text speak & emoji's

Chat speak, tech talk and emoji’s

Chat speak, tech speak, short cuts wreaking havoc on the english language? Or perhaps another link back to the caveman? Recently, diet gurus have urged us to turn back time to replicate the culinary lifestyles of those wandering the earth thousands of years ago. Now it seems, our form of communication appears to be heading […]

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digital Parenting

Parenting in a Digital World: Stop fighting, start connecting: The E-book!

I want to help my child make good decisions online but I’m not sure how? When I ask my child to stop playing a game he gets upset and says I don’t understand My child wants to play on their device all the time. My child wants to play on social media sites I have […]

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technology in the classroom

30 ways your kids may be using technology in the classroom

SchoolPlaces.com.au helps take the pressure of families looking for a private school vacancy for their child. Search real-time vacancies and claim a last-minute place at one of Australia’s leading schools. Get on board and start saving today.   There is often a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to the technology that happens in the […]

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weighing up screentime

Weighing up screentime: why parents need to take a closer look

The challenge of managing screentime is one of the greatest issues concerning parents today. How much is too much? How long should each age group be allowed on the computer, or on the device? How do I get them off without a fight? I have written before about how to manage kids time with screens […]

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e-smart digital licence

A digital Licence for Safe, Smart Kids

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation recently launched their new initiative to help Australian primary school kids become safe, smart, responsible digital citizens, with the introduction of their  e-smart digital licence.  This is a fantastic step forward for our kids in Grade 6 who are already well immersed in a world lived largely online. Technology and portable […]

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