Family Safety

25 Amazing Quotes To Inspire You This Fathers Day

Today’s blog post is going to take a little detour off the main road. We’re going to pause from gulping down information and slaying cyber dragons and simply refuel our parenting tanks. So often the best wisdom comes from lands far beyond our well-traveled parenting peripheral. The best ideas and most brilliant ...

Family Safety

5 Reasons Why Strong Digital Parenting Matters More than Ever

As a parent raising kids in a digital culture, it’s easy to feel at times as if you have a tiger by the tail and that technology is leading your family rather than the other way around. But that familiar feeling — the feeling of being overwhelmed, outsmarted, and always ...

Family Safety

Family Tech: How to Save Your Vanishing Attention Span

Researchers have published a handful of studies in the past few years that examine the impact of technology on the human brain and our dwindling attention spans. One study even compares our now eight-second attention span (down from 12 seconds in the year 2000) to that of a goldfish. While ...

Consumer Family Safety

So, Your Child Wants A Smartwatch for Christmas? Here’s What You Need to Know

My youngest son is a Smartwatch fanatic. At the age of 14, he’s already ‘progressed’ through much-loved Pebble and Sony devices. Is it a James Bond thing? Sorry 007, I don’t think so. Rather, Mr 14 is a tech-savvy consumer who always ‘needs’ to have the latest and greatest. Bet ...

Consumer Family Safety

Smart Parents Dig Deeper Than Clickbait

This blog was written by Jocelyn Brewer. We’ve all seen it – that family at the café, heads down, scrolling on screens. Tsk tsk! We judge instantly and bemoan a loss of connection with nostalgic memories of how we used to play cricket in the street and talk to each ...

Family Safety

Protect that Rep! Tips to Help Your High Schooler Shine Online

Do you remember being a teenager and your mom threatening to surgically remove the telephone receiver from your face because you’d been on the phone all night? How about dying your hair or sneaking out at night to decorate a few trees with toilet paper? Finding what works and what doesn’t ...

Family Safety

Trouble Enforcing Family Tech Rules? Stay on Track with the 4 Cs

Setting and enforcing rules — especially online safety ones — can feel close to impossible at times. But there are a few hacks that have helped me stay the course. Like the four Cs, for instance: Consistency, calm, courage, and confession. Consistency helps in setting and enforcing rules, being calm comes in ...

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