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A More Respectful Internet for Safer Internet Day 2018

It’s Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 6th Feb, and that means people around the world are getting vocal about the need for a more respectful internet. That means respecting ourselves and of course respecting others. Sounds simple enough. But the nuances of a connected world mean that many things are not always straight forward […]

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When kids make mistakes online should you tell their parents?

When kids make mistakes online should you tell their parents? Should you dob on other peoples kids or should you stay out of others business for fear of reprisal? Are you happy for someone to expose your own child’s less than glowing behaviour to yourself? Our kids will no doubt make some mistakes online. Goodness knows […]

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digital resilience

The importance of digital resilience for kids today

Building resilience in a digital world must be a priority for our kids today. What does digital resilience actually mean? A while ago now resilience became the buzzword of raising children today.  It refers to the ability of our kids to rise after a fall. To bounce back from adversity. To be ok with losing. […]

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How do I know if my child is ready for social media?

So your child is badgering you for an Instagram account? Eager to get snapping on Snapchat or become a music video pop star on Musical.ly? Because, EVERYONE else is allowed. And of course your child is the ONLY one in the whole school and you are ruining their whole social life and they are going […]

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internet contract for kids, tweens

Internet contract for kids, tweens and teens

Having an internet contract is just one way of opening up the conversation about making good decisions online. I have done these again after many requests from families to have something tangible to help them put in place some rules and boundaries that help kids build on the skills and thinking they will need as […]

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online behaviour

Be Safe. Be Smart. Behave: being better online

Privacy settings and passwords. Predators, trolls and cyberbulling. Scams and viruses. What goes online stays online. These are just some of the things we have been teaching when it comes to cyber safety and digital citizenship. And they’re really important things to teach too. These are the things that help keep our kids safe in […]

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Convincing parents to say ‘Yes’ to technology, social networks and screentime

Do your parents need convincing when it comes to technology? Are you a child who has been asking mum and dad for a new device, access to a social network or more screen time? Or are you a parent with a child wanting a new device, access to a social network or more screen time? […]

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online parenting

Practise in the playground before playing online

I have written many times before about my concerns at simply following age recommendations when it comes time to handing our children a device, or setting them up on social media or letting them play games online. Sure, age restrictions are there mostly to protect young people and ensure that their playing is appropriate for […]

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online behaviour

Observing Human behaviour online: what it means for our kids

The arrival of the internet some 20 something years ago, presented us with untold changes to the way we live our lives. Much of those changes now centre around how we work, how we are educated, informed, entertained and how we socialise.  The online world has now become a hot spot for human interaction and […]

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Top Digital Parenting posts for 2015

When it comes to digital parenting today, much of what I believe comes from the need to have a clear understanding of the world our children are growing up in, and a solid perspective of what it means to be a child growing up today. To do this, we need to focus on learning and […]

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