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This is how big Instagram have grown : Over 400 million active users More than 40 billion photos uploaded 32% of teenagers consider Instagram the most important […]
April 21, 2019

Parents Ultimate Guide to Tik Tok app

Tik Tok is a free social media app designed for creating and sharing short music videos. It replaces the Musical.ly app that shut down in August […]
April 18, 2019

“Shell On” latest dangerous Snapchat challenge among teens

Teens are daring each other on the latest social media trend called the Shell On challenge.  Shell on challenge is basically the act of eating something […]
April 17, 2019

Updates on Twitch App parents need to know about

What is Twitch: For parents who are non-gamers the idea of watching other people play video games can seem bizarre. But Twitch does exactly that and […]
April 8, 2019

Are Password Managers safe? Should my family use one?

A big issue at present is online security and securing your Identity. I have written quite a bit about this in the past, but have always […]
March 30, 2019

Top 10 Digital Family Influencers Parents Should Follow on Social Media

We can never run out of social media influencers to follow. There are plenty of motivational speakers, mom bloggers, and tech gizmos to keep us scrolling […]
March 28, 2019

How to use the new iOS Screen Time Restrictions as Parental Controls.

Let me start by saying that I have been using iOS as my primary mobile platform since iPhone3. My household has owned at least one of […]
March 20, 2019

Viral #trashtag social media challenge inspiring “bored” teens

There seem to always be new social media challenges every day. But the #trashtag challenge is one you might want to challenge your own family and […]
March 19, 2019

The number one reason parental control app fails!

Here you are, the time has come. You have done all your research, you have read the articles, listened to the podcasts and heard the mainstream […]
March 15, 2019

Challenges of parenting in the digital age

Mr Tim Cook, CEO of Apple – is not the only one expressing hardly about how kids are being raised in an era of smartphones, social […]
March 11, 2019

13-years-old groomed online- Prepare your kids for online predators

Summary: Predators are constantly targeting young people online. Have you spoken to your kids about online grooming? I share a Snapchat encounter that ended badly for […]
March 7, 2019

Teach the value of money using virtual allowances

Piggy banks can be considered an endangered species especially since kids rarely see their parents giving out actual cash. As we move towards a cashless society […]
March 3, 2019

How to raise a confident daughter in the age of social media

It is becoming a norm for teenagers to take a selfie after each activity. As a society, we are all getting obsessed with the number of […]
February 28, 2019

What we know about Momo Challenge

Momo Challenge has been reported coming into the UK and many parents have expressed their worry with regards to this challenge. However, there is little evidence to […]
February 23, 2019

The latest Instagram challenge: Koala Challange, little bizarre but fun

Whether its Kiki Challenge or the bird box challenge, it’s getting normal to see new social media challenges taking off every week. The latest trend on […]
February 20, 2019

Child exploitation found on Youtube kids videos- Failing to keep kids safe

Youtube is under fire after a Youtuber called Matt Watson exposed how the platform is used to bolster child exploitation. Matt found videos of kids where […]
February 16, 2019

Simple rules for creating healthy internet use at home

children are starting on digital devices at ever younger ages. In Britain 83% of 11- to 12-year-olds and 96% of 13- to 14-year-olds have their own phones, […]
February 11, 2019

7 Online & Social Media Scams Parents Should Know About

Better Business Bureau reported that internet scam has soared in recent years. With kids having access to social media and going online younger and younger, they […]
February 8, 2019

Understanding Suicide Porn. Teen death linked to Instagram

“INSTAGRAM HELPED KILL MY DAUGHTER.” Recently, news broke out about Molly Russell, a 14-year-old who took her own life after viewing content linked to suicide on […]
February 1, 2019

What you can do if your child have allowed Facebook to mine their phone for $20/month

Facebook has been paying teens $20 (£15.30) a month to install a new app that monitors almost everything they do on their phone, an investigation by TechCrunch reported on […]
January 30, 2019

How to help your kids avoid digital drama

When it comes to drama, millennial kids can beat Shakespeare at his own game. Social media and technology have enabled drama to start and spread without […]
January 21, 2019

The kids ( who use tech) and turned out just fine

Social media is linked to depression- or not. Fortnite is good for learning teamwork- or they promote violence. Young people are either more connected- or more […]
January 17, 2019

Parents : Is social media stealing our attention?

It’s 5 am on a Saturday morning. I open Instagram and begin scrolling.  Hundreds of videos of cats, memes, people’s food and much, much more. I […]
January 14, 2019

Snapchat Brother channel promoting porn and masturbation to kids

Warning: This post contains some adult content. The purpose of this post is to bring parents attention to Brother channel on Snapchat. A few months back […]
January 11, 2019

How to get your teens to the museum?…Instagram!

Your teen on Instagram? Then use this platform to get them interested in visiting art galleries and museums. Instagram launched in 2010. Initially, it was just […]
January 6, 2019

British parents gets new screen time guidelines

If you are a parent and not worried about screen time then I should learn from you. Many parents-including me-still struggles with finding the right balance. […]
January 2, 2019

Netflix warn viewers to stop doing the Birdbox challenge

Netflix has warned its viewers to stop putting blindfolds while trying to complete a task. The challenge is inspired by the movie Birdbox. The #birdbox challenge started […]
January 2, 2019

10 things you can do NOW to keep your kids safe online

For a lot of families, technology is the one thing that keeps them together. You might be following your kids on Instagram to know what they […]
December 30, 2018

5 ways your child can develop a positive relationship with screen time

It is true, we are all tired. On top of singing, dance, swimming classes and school homework, we now have to manage our child’s screen time. […]
December 24, 2018

Facts & Consequences of Sexting Parents should know about

Sexting is the act of sharing sexual, naked or semi nude images and videos. It also includes sending sexually explicit text messages. Facts about sexting Sexting […]
December 19, 2018

Screen-free dinner during Christmas (and every dinner from 2019)

As parents we feel it is easier to give younger kids a tablet to keep them quiet at the table especially when dining out. But kids […]
December 17, 2018

Kids screen time debate : Why “How Much?” is the wrong question

Are you stressed, worried and anxious about your child spending too much time on devices? Everyday we are bombarded with headlines like: Tech CEO’s do not […]
December 14, 2018

10 questions to ask before giving your child their first smartphone

Every year at about this time, parents would consider if their child will be ready for a smartphone. Many children will be returning to school after […]
December 11, 2018

4 ways to stop your babysitter from texting and tweeting while working

Before smartphones, parents worried that babysitter would empty their fridge and try out their expensive clothes. But today’s parents are more concerned that their sitter is […]
December 3, 2018

3 dangerous places for kids to have internet access

Where children use the internet will determine how much they will be using it. Even with all the parental control in place, a child can still […]
November 29, 2018

5 things parents should know about Mappen App

What is Mappen App? It is a free location sharing app which stands for Make it Happen (Mappen). The description on the app store says  “SEE […]
November 26, 2018

3 ways to protect and organise your children’s digital footprint

What is digital footprint? Digital footprint is simply all your data collected online. Whether your children realise it or not, they are contributing to their digital […]
November 20, 2018

3 easy ways to check if an app/game is age appropriate for your child

Despite the claims that an app will teach your children how to read faster or become smarter, the results may not come immediately. Instead many of […]
November 19, 2018

4 tips to digital parenting for non-tech savy mums

Digital Parenting  is challenging due to the constant changes in technology, apps and games. Kids seem to have a better understanding on smartphones and tablets than […]
November 10, 2018

Is your child ‘Datafied’ from birth without your knowledge?

Recently the children’s commissioner for England is calling tech companies and toy-makers to be more transparent about the data they are collecting on children. According to the […]
November 5, 2018

4 things to consider before buying smart toys for kids this X’Mas

It is that time of the year where everyone is looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. When it comes to children, parents are […]
November 1, 2018

How to talk to your preteen about porn

The internet have made it easy to access pornography. A new report suggest that children as young as 8 years old have admitted to being addicted […]
October 29, 2018

11 year old suicide due to cyberbullying: How to prevent & respond

Children as young as 11 are feeling suicidal because of bullying. According to Kidscape  “Online bullying is definitely increasing at a younger age. Kids have more access […]
October 26, 2018

Health tracking wearables for babies. Do they need it?

I recently read an article about a Mum who had purchased a baby wearable that would track the health of her newborn. It is basically like Fitbit […]
October 24, 2018

5 ways to prevent screen addiction for 8-13 years old

Unlike driving, there’s no set age for kids to start having access to a mobile phone phone.  The age at which parents hand a phone over […]
October 18, 2018

New icon warning parents children can spend cash while playing video games

Pan European Game Information (Pegi) announced that video games will include a warning icon if they offer in-games purchases. This will inform parents that the game […]
October 8, 2018

WhatsApp scammers ‘target’ children with ‘Olivia’ P*rn messages

A new Whatsapp scam from a person called ‘Olivia’ messages children claiming that they are a friend of a friend who has gotten a new number. […]
October 7, 2018
online safety children

You may need to talk about social media to your child earlier than you think

Ok, I am sure you have thought about it! You have even said it OUT LOUD. The word you swore that you will never say. In […]
October 2, 2018

What parents should know about Facebook new data scandal

You may have seen in the news that Facebook’s 50 million users account may have been leaked. It is another announcement from the tech giant that […]
September 30, 2018

How to make the most out of parental control

As parents we would like to know what kids are doing online. For instance- what apps they have downloaded, what social media accounts they have, what […]
September 26, 2018
parental control

5 tips to monitor your child’s online activities

Monitoring your child’s online activities can seem intrusive. But, according to a recent statistic by GuardChild, 43% of  teens said that they would change their online […]
September 20, 2018
Google Family Link

Google’s Family Link will switch off you teen’s phone at dinner time

Family link is a new service launched by Google last year. It is created to help parents keep track of what children below the age of […]
September 17, 2018
Youtube kids parental control

New Parental Control Feature on Youtube Kids

Parents are becoming increasingly aware about inappropriate content slipping through Youtube Kids. Hence, the new parental control feature will help solve that problem. Youtube Kids is […]
September 13, 2018

BBC first smart-speakers for kids ‘Alexa, read me a story’.

Children are getting used too giving orders to smart speakers, as parents are investing in devices like Amazon Echo, Google Home  and Apple Homepad. It is […]
September 8, 2018
Secret Calculator App

Secret Calculator App to hide photos and videos

The Secret Calculator App looks like an innocent calculator app on your child’s Iphone or Android device. However, this app is used to hide files, photos […]
September 4, 2018
3 new Instagram safety tips for parents

3 new Instagram safety tips for parents

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks among teens. They are taking a few steps to keep its platform safe for  its one billion […]
August 23, 2018

Pokemon Go introduces parental control to improve children’s privacy

To protect children online Pokemon Go has introduced a parental control option. Using the new feature parents can keep a close eye on their children’s account. Parents […]
August 18, 2018

Momo challenge making Whatsapp dangerous for children

What is Momo Challenge? The momo challenge is a social media trend that is going viral among teens and tweens. The challenge is believe to have […]
August 16, 2018

Google will track you and your kids every movement, like it or not.

So you have switched off Google location history on your  kids phone to maintain their privacy. But, it seems like Google is still tracking you and […]
August 16, 2018
Facebook location setting

The ONE thing parents should know about Facebook Location Setting

Facebook location setting is by default switched on! Yesterday I logged in to Facebook and got a notification on their updated settings. They have made it […]
July 28, 2018

Is PopJam a safe click alternative to Youtube for kids?

Is your child a vlogger or are you looking for an alternative to YouTube for kids? Given the inappropriate content found on YouTube, Superawesome a new […]
July 22, 2018

Facebook & Instagram to remove underage children

If your child is below the age of 13 years old and they are on Instagram and Facebook, they may be removed from the platform. At […]
July 20, 2018

5 internet safety tips for 8-13 yrs old

If you have kids between the age of 8-13 yrs old, here are 5 internet safety tips for them : 1. Agree boundaries : Sign a […]
July 19, 2018

#planebae, should your child know about this?

#planebae is a hashtag that has gone viral in the last few days. It has gained over 250,000 retweets and interactions. It is about an American […]
July 19, 2018

Is it safe for kids to have Facebook new Facial Recognition switched on?

You might have received a notification like the one below from Facebook : This new feature is called Face Recognition. This will automatically be switched on if you have […]
July 19, 2018

The ONE thing parents should know about Facebook Location Setting

Yesterday I logged in to Facebook and got a notification on their updated settings. They have made it rather simple to understand it. You no longer […]
July 19, 2018

Should parents be worried about Facebook new gaming hub?

Facebook launched FB.gg which is basically a gaming hub where users can watch other people play live video games and comment on it. GG stands for ‘Good Game’. […]
July 19, 2018

To busy to monitor your kids? 3 tips to ensure their online safety

As parents we will always be concerned about our children’s online safety. The internet provides tons of opportunities for kids. There are plenty of good resources […]
July 19, 2018

Snapchat : Inappropriate & Desperate?

Cosmopolitan Magazine introduced a new channel on Snapchat called “Cosmo After Dark”. “It is an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is […]
July 19, 2018

The selfie apps : What parents should be aware of

July 19, 2018

What to do when children are addicted to their smart phone

Would you consider your children being addicted to their smartphone? The definition of addiction according to Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist Dr. Jay Watts is, “if your […]
July 19, 2018

10 things parents should know about this hot new TBH app

TBH app is recently bought by Facebook. TBH stands for ‘To Be Honest’. The app is currently #1 in the app store and it is free […]
July 16, 2018

Is Sarahah a good app for kids?

Has anyone heard of the app Sarahah that kids are going crazy about? It is an application that can be download from the apple store or […]
July 16, 2018

5 ways to keep your kids safe on Facebook

Having over 500 million users, Facebook is now the largest social media platform. Its popularity have attracted many teenagers and children. But how safe is Facebook […]
July 16, 2018

Encourage your kids to use social media to find a business opportunity

Parents are always worried that their teenager may be spending too much time on their devices. But is spending time on social media really that bad […]
July 16, 2018

Is Instagram safe for kids?

This is how big Instagram have grown : Over 400 million active users More than 40 billion photos uploaded 32% of teenagers consider Instagram the most important […]
July 16, 2018

4 reasons your child should not be on KIK App

Kik is a free texting app that has no character or texting limit. It allows children to create a username and text strangers without sharing their […]
July 16, 2018

Is Instagram safe for kids?

This is how big Instagram have grown : Over 400 million active users More than 40 billion photos uploaded 32% of teenagers consider Instagram the most important […]
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