Cybersecurity measures are common practice for companies, but families need cybersecurity measures too. In fact, cybersecurity is just as important for parents as businesses. The reasons why become clear when you examine how … [Read more...] about Why Cybersecurity is Just as Important for Parents as Businesses
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The world of tech has changed remarkably quickly. Even just a decade ago in 2008, iPads, WhatsApp and Instagram were yet to launch and even iPhones were still fresh on the scene. Entertainment, learning, social lives and more have … [Read more...] about Top tips to help achieve family tech-life balance
When it comes to online gaming, children see it as a great way to have fun and relax. While many of us parents fret about the length of time our kids spend playing on the Xbox or Play Station, there is in fact a bigger threat we … [Read more...] about How addictive is online gaming and what impact does it have on child safety?
The unfortunate truth is that the internet cannot substitute for parental guidance. That said, there are some effective ways to limit the potential for children to stumble across, or search for, violent or adult content. … [Read more...] about How-to make the web child-friendly: Recommended software
When my 13-year-old daughter Clio gets home from school, a minor miracle happens. She walks through the front door, kisses me on the cheek and tells me how her day has been. Then, on the way to the kitchen for a snack, she … [Read more...] about How to help your child set their own tech limits
Proud parents have always loved to show off their children’s achievements and share happy occasions and celebrations. In an Internet-driven world where social media rules, it is easier than ever for parents to exert their … [Read more...] about How to make sure your social media use does not compromise your child’s right to privacy and online safety
Sending your children onto the internet can be a scary proposition. While you may use the internet to do some shopping, pay your bills, or read the news, children’s online experiences are vastly different, and therefore, harder to … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Parental Control Tools
Educating your child about surfing the web is like sending them out for their first solo outing; they are excited and you are, inevitably, worried. As a parent, you have two jobs: first, express an interest in what they are … [Read more...] about How to educate any child about surfing the web
My childhood memories of Christmas used to be about chatter and noise, high-spirited board games and loud disputes about sharing toys. But it was on Boxing Day a few years ago that I looked at the family gathered around me and … [Read more...] about How phone usage limits can make you a happier family
Once your child enters the public domain, you can no longer control what they encounter. When they start at school, they’re inevitably going to hear “information” - true, false, fanciful - from other children. From the moment you … [Read more...] about Why we need an education-before-censorship approach to online safety for children
The media brims with stories about how screen use harms our kids’ – and indeed our own – wellbeing. Undoubtedly too much tech is a bad thing for children; it’s associated with all sorts of negative outcomes, from disrupted sleep … [Read more...] about Screen time isn’t a black and white issue: five positive ways families can use tech