The Internet can be a wonderful tool – for learning, research, staying in contact with friends and family, and getting things done quickly and remotely. However, the Internet can also be a scary place, especially for parents worrying about what their children may came across online. These Internet safety tips will help ensure that going […]
For parents and children dealing with the rollercoaster of emotions as the start of the holidays draw near, easing your children back into ‘learning mode’ when the holidays are over can be troublesome. “Back to school”: words that generate excitement, apprehension, relief. The transition from holidays to “Back to School” is made easy through
On a recent holiday we had seven children ranging from four years of age to 14 and it was fascinating to watch them when they were in a group with no adult in sight. They all just got along, the little ones trusting the big ones, the big ones caring for the little ones, […]
I have had this theory for a few years now that it takes much less energy and effort to interact with an on-screen activity than a real life one involving real people or real toys and games. If this is so, then our children are like a river taking the path of least resistance, […]
With Safer Internet Day on celebrated on the 9th February, let’s make this Safer Internet month. Here are some digital safety no-no’s to make your teens and tweens aware of. They all down to choices.
With Safer Internet Day celebrated on the 9th February, let’s make this Safer Internet month. Here are some digital safety no-no’s to make your children aware of. They all down to choices. Your children are ultimately going to be responsible for each and every choice, each and every
In my regular digital safety presentations to learners in primary and high schools, one of the facts that shocks kids most is that the internet remembers everything – even what they have deleted. It is a sobering realisation for many, to think before they post in future.
You can’t protect a child from bad choices but, as a parent, you can pre-empt them by teaching them how to make good choices. Once they make a bad choice online, it can be equivalent to the angst and challenges of reformatting a hard drive when a computer has crashed.
In the Classroom Kids need a safe and comfortable environment to learn to the best of their capabilities. This means they have to feel safe in their school and be able to positively interact with their teachers and classmates. By doing the following, parents and other adults can help make sure children have a positive […]