Why are our children so bored at school, cannot wait, get easily frustrated and have no real friends?

  By: Victoria Prooday I am an occupational therapist with 10 years of experience working with children, parents, and teachers. I completely agree with this teacher’s message that our children are getting worse and worse in many aspects. I hear the same consistent message from every teacher I meet. Clearly, throughout my ten years as Read More …

How Kids Use Ghost Apps to Hide Information

Today’s kids are spending more time than ever on their smartphones. In fact, it’s estimated teens spend around nine hours per day on their phones, while tweens clock in at six hours per day. What could they possibly be doing for six to nine hours per day on their phones? That’s exactly what millions of Read More …

Pokémon Go Cyber Security and Privacy Guidelines

Pokémon GO, an overnight sensation In one way or another, you’ve probably heard of Pokémon Go, the latest new app that seems to be taking over smartphones everywhere. When I first heard about the app, it piqued my curiosity, given my passion for cyber security. Admittedly, I became addicted immediately, which lead me to research how Read More …

Social Media Apps Parents Should Know About

Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Learn the pros, cons, and best practices for the most popular social sites and apps your tweens and teens are using.         Remember when we worried that 140-character tweets would ruin kids’ attention spans? Now that seems quaint next to some of the social media that’s Read More …

Online Security: Quit Asking the Kids

We’ve all been there. Either sheepishly asking our kids, ‘how do you do that thing that makes it stop beeping’, or on the other side sighing as you pick up your father’s phone and see 36 notifications in the task bar. But those days could be numbered.   Whilst it seems modern children are born Read More …

Feb 9 Safer Internet Day!

Tomorrow Feb 9 is “Safer Internet Day”. Teach your children about Online Safety. Get Involved! The Canadian Centre for Child Protection with thedoorthatsnotl… #Durham #Parents #Teachers Tomorrow Feb 9 is "Safer Internet Day". Teach your children about Online Safety. Get Involved! Posted by Go Safe Cyber on Monday, February 8, 2016 Source: The Canadian Centre Read More …

Make Sure your Kid’s Have a Digital Checkup

My kids just had their physicals for school this week.  One more thing I can check off my list as we prepare for them to go back to school.  Now, we move on to school supplies, locker decorations, school clothes, schedules, pictures, endless forms and signatures, and learning how to wake up early again… These Read More …