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Building children’s self esteem away from the screens

How do we build our child’s self esteem away from the screens? Away from the likes and followers and shares that have become the social currency for popularity, confidence and self worth? There is no doubt that uploading a photo online becomes a way to measure status. I read recently about the ‘100 plus or […]

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online safety

5 Digital parenting beliefs you can kiss goodbye

With so much information going around about what is and isn’t appropriate for our kids to be doing online, it is little wonder parents are confused. Whilst it is a relatively new challenge, it doesn’t diminish the need ensure to be constantly  thinking about technology and devices and how they will fit in to the […]

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Kids & Online Gaming: A Parents guide to getting it right

Many kids are now playing games online with friends and I often have parents raise concerns over time spent online, inappropriate behaviours and bullying, that sometimes spills over into the playground.   Here is a quick and easy slideshow guide to help parents put in place some rules and boundaries to help keep kids playing […]

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online safety

Using teachable moments to keep kids safe online

Using teachable moments is one of the most effective strategies I have used to help keep kids safe and responsible online and help get them thinking about consequences to their behaviours and thinking.  We know most kids don’t respond well to lecturing. They tend to hear the first line, a few mumbles in the middle […]

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What age should kids be allowed on social networking sites?

So what age should our kids be allowed on social networking sites? This past week, and indeed for many years for those of us working in this space, the ‘argument’ about when to let kids have access to social networking sites and apps, has been an ongoing debate and was recently once more brought to […]

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A letter from Santa for your new technology, games and devices

If your kids are getting some new technology this year, a game, iPod, ipod touch, phone , ipad or tablet, then here is a letter you can put in the stocking to help them remember the rules of owning this very powerful technology.     And for a PDF version to print out: Santa Letter […]

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