Technology

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 …

At what age do you give your child a mobile phone?

The quick answer is that it’s less about age and more about maturity. A mobile phone today is much more than a handy device to make necessary phone calls: it’s a mini-computer, internet trawling whiz gadget. That’s a lot of power in the hands of …

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 …

Boost your personal productivity by using your voice

Nuance has taken productivity to a whole new level with its Dragon speech recognition software. Available for both the PC and Mac, Nuance’s Dragon software solution is perfect for busy individuals. Regardless of whether you are a fulltime mum, stay at home dad or are …

Technology changing the way kids communicate

The Information Age has revolutionised the way that people communicate. For adults, it’s mostly about digital shortcuts – a quick SMS or Facebook message is usually about saving time. But with today’s kids as digital natives, experts warn that an overuse of technology affects the …

How to choose a good app for your child

If it feels like the world of apps is overwhelming, that’s because it is! Increasingly, many kids have personal devices like smart phones and tablets. There are hundreds of apps available for everything from education to communication, games, even road trips – the challenge for …

Digital overload

  Do you need a digital break? Quick check: if you are reading this online, how many browser tabs do you have open? If you’re reading it in print, do you also have your tablet open with Candy Crush, are you scanning your text messages …

How to talk about sexting with your child

Few things are tougher than having The Talk with your child – but according to a report by the US National Institute of Justice, some children as young as twelve are sexting. That’s not as surprising as you might expect – in most children, puberty …