Technology

Online safety parent toolkit

Netsafe is committed to supporting parents, whānau and caregivers as they guide their children through life online – particularly in this rapidly changing world. With Netsafe research showing that New Zealand teenagers are having harmful online experiences at a rate substantially higher than adults, it’s …

Exploring Robotics

Robotics provide an opportunity for both boys and girls to engage with maths and science in a way they’ll love! KELLY EDEN takes a closer look at how to get them started. What do we mean by ‘robotics’? Robotics mixes science, mechanics, and engineering to …

New tech career in less than a year

Teo had always been attracted to a career in tech but as a busy working mum, never thought she would have enough time to try it. The fact that SHIFT offered school-friendly hours and a mix of practical learning and industry project work, to develop …

Science is everywhere!

Science is all around us, and it is fantastic! Otago Museum’s science team loves showing children how fun science can be. Here’s a favourite Science Show Offs that you can do with your favourite adult to learn about physics. Take an effervescent tablet container and …

Teeth and tech

GRAHAME DUTTON, from Duxton Dental, takes a look at some of the advances in dental care over the last 20 years. At Duxton Dental we have been looking after children’s, teens’ and adults’ teeth for more than twenty years, in fact, I’m off to my …

Up-skill to Tech

Chemical Engineering graduate and mum of two, Julia Pye, worked in the food and beverage manufacturing industry for over 20 years, from product development to packaging design, process optimisation and operations management.  When Julia found out about SIGNAL ICT Grad School’s SHIFT programme based in …

Keep kids safe online

Get to grips with what’s happening online for your children, with these handy hints and tips from Netsafe. As young people use more digital technology, it’s crucial parents teach them about online safety. While there might be a gap between what your child knows about …

Addiction and the adolescent brain

DAVID GILLESPIE explains that, due to major changes in their brains, adolescents are particularly susceptible to addiction, and yet they have 24/7 access to highly addictive software that exploits this vulnerability. By KATE BARBER. Since the arrival of the iPhone in 2007, our kids have …