Technology

X-rated exposure

DYLAN WALLS from Aviva Youth Services tackles the tough topic of early exposure to pornography, and offers valuable advice for parents. Pornography is sexually explicit media primarily intended to sexually arouse the viewer, ranging from erotica to snuff movies, with many harmful genres in between. …

Tackling technology

Youth mentor and presenter JAMES BECK shares some tips for helping young people and parents navigate unchartered waters. Since the first smartphones reached our shores in 2007, the world that young people are growing up in has changed. In many ways young people are navigating …

Shift to a Career in Tech

Looking for a career change? Tech is New Zealand’s third largest export sector and is growing fast. NZ needs more people with a grounding in tech to meet the rapid expansion within this exciting and varied area, which crosses into many industries, from aviation to …

Home & Dry

As a parent, the health of your family is paramount – and it all starts in the home. The energy experts at Smart Energy Solutions are doing their bit to ensure your family home is as healthy as it can be. The World Health Organization …

Power To You

You’re probably well aware of the usual message preached by traditional power companies to ‘help’ you save money on your power bills – use less power. It’s not the best advice, especially when the barometer’s dropping and the forecast is for snow! Discover an energy …

Cyber safety for kids – how not to over-share

As adults, we’re a bit more aware then kids are about the dangers of over-sharing online. But research shows that even though people express serious privacy concerns and fear identity theft, they still tend to reveal their personal details online for small rewards or for …

Signs of Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a growing issue and parents are struggling to identify and respond to this threat. A concern for many parents is that cyberbullying doesn’t stop when their child leaves school – as long as your child is connected to a device, a bully can …