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Saving Summer: 5 Strategies to Help Reign In Family Screen Time Over Break

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for teachers and lifeguards. For everyone else (parents) we have a little prep work to do to make sure the summer doesn’t lull our kids into digital comas. Most of us have learned that given zero limits, kids will play video ...

Family Safety

Has Your Phone Become Your Third Child? Ways to Get Screen Time Anxiety Under Control

You aren’t going to like this post. However, you will, hopefully, find yourself nodding and perhaps, even making some changes because of it. Here it friends: That love-hate relationship you have with your smartphone may need some serious attention — not tomorrow or next week — but now. I’m lecturing ...

Family Safety

5 Screen Time Principles to Establish When Your Kids are Still Babies

Screen time — how much is too much — is a red-hot issue right now and for good reasons. Now, with several decades of a technology-saturated lifestyle behind us, the research repeatedly tells us: Too much screen time can be detrimental to kids. Balance is the new black when it comes ...

Family Safety

How To Manage Screen Time These Holidays

Gosh I love December. The kids are on school holidays, the homework has finished and work is quietening down. Bliss really. Finally a little time to breathe. But what are your kids up to? Are they outside playing cricket, riding bikes or making cubby houses? Or are they inside, glued ...

Family Safety

Holiday Challenge: How Serious Are You About Curbing Your Screentime?

I tinkered with the idea of signing off Facebook for the holidays. I even wrote the popular “I’m unplugging for the holidays” post, looked at it for a moment, and then deleted it. What about the holiday photos I wanted to share? And the fun pictures of friends and family ...

Family Safety

Is It Time to Overhaul Your Relationship with Technology?

Editor’s Note: This is part I of a series on Digital Minimalism in 2020. When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, he called it the “best iPod ever,” and said it would be a “very cool way” to make calls and listen to music. Little did he know that ...

Enterprise

Australian Cybersecurity Firm Experiences Exciting Times as Clients’ Shift to Cloud Accelerates

Patrick Butler, CEO of the Australian cybersecurity firm Loop Secure, is excited about how the cloud is growing his business. His clients are enthused too by the tremendous opportunities and advantages the cloud presents. They’re also a little scared. “Every year more companies are digitizing all aspects of their business—from ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Apple Users: Here’s What to Do About the Major FaceTime Bug

FaceTime is a popular way for people of all ages to connect with long-distance loved ones. The feature permits Apple users to video chat with other device owners from essentially anywhere at any time. And now, a bug in the software takes that connection a step further – as it ...

Consumer Mobile and IoT Security

What CES Can Show Us About Evolving Consumer Security Needs: A Timeline

Appropriately dubbed the ‘Global Stage for Innovation,’ it’s no wonder CES showcases the most cutting-edge consumer technologies coming out in the year ahead. No topic is off the table; Attendees will learn more about connected homes, smart cities and self-driving cars, try out shiny new digital health wearables, headsets, and ...

Consumer

Digital Literacy Decoded – Time to Reprise Our Roles as Digital Citizens

Celebrated every year on September 8, this year’s theme for International Literacy Day focused on “Literacy and Skills Development.” And this made me instantly think of digital literacy and why we need to push digital skill development among the populace. It does not take much time to move from pen ...

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