Monthly Archives: July 2012

Most Humiliating is the Embarrassing Pic on Facebook

More than anything else teens fear the posting of embarrassing photos of themselves. Many say that they cope with mean comments but they live in fear of someone taking a photo and posting it on one of the many social media networks … Continue reading

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Mean Queen Tweens

My daughter is 11.  She came home yesterday and told me that 2 girls at her school were in trouble because they had said mean things to each other over the internet.  These girls had been best friends and now … Continue reading

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Tween: ‘I need a Mobile!’ Parent: When is the right age?

There is an easy answer to this question!  Your child is old enough when you need them to have one.  A tween is usually in your company or with other responsible adults therefore there is no reason for a phone.  If they … Continue reading

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Keep up with your kids

If you are struggling to keep up with the latest computer terms and acronyms, don’t stress – you are not alone! Even though I work in ICT (Information Communication Technology) everyday I seem to have to learn a new TLA … Continue reading

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Updates to the Filters Section

Blocking software or filters are the names used for programs that you can install and use on your computer to control the information that is accessed by children whilst on the internet. One of the features of this site is … Continue reading

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What is Spotify? Your teens will be pleading for it – so will you! Is it safe?

Have you heard of Spotify yet? No doubt you will soon, as it landed in Australia early May. Spotify is a little like an old fashioned lending library for music.  It has 15 million songs available legally. You can download … Continue reading

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Home Alone – Monitoring Teen Screen Time in School Holidays – Parental Control

It’s School Holidays! You’re at work. The teens are at home. Is it possible that while the cat’s away the mice will play? If there are no boundaries even the best of us will wiggle our toes outside the limits. … Continue reading

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