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Understanding the phenomenon that is K-Pop: the parent cheat sheet

If you, like so many of us, are still perplexed about Squid Game and its unprecedented popularity, understanding the phenomenon that is K-Pop might help make it a little more understandable.
K-WHAT? Well, K-Pop, aka ‘Korean POP’ is a genre of music that has taken the world by storm. If you want to surprise your screenager with some superpower parent knowledge, we thought we’d give you the low down on K-Pop.

Facebook

Facebook and the Metaverse Makeover: Should you care? (And will your teen even notice?)

This week, our friend Mr Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is now going to be called META (a derivative of the word “metaverse.” And while your initial thought is definitely “Kids think Facebook is just for old people, why would they care?,” there are some important reasons why you should care, and why the move to the metaverse has interesting implications for our relationship with our screenagers.

Digital Parenting

What to do when your little one accidentally sees porn…

It’s one thing when our teens and tweens go looking for porn. It’s another thing when porn comes looking for our YOUNGER kids. And not surprisingly, porn is made to go looking for young kids on Roblox, in advertising, and on gaming portals. Here are ten simple steps to take when your little one is taken by surprise…

netflix

Squid Game: Everything Parents Need to Know about the Netflix Show Everyone is Talking About

Squid Game is the current number one show on Netflix in almost every country, has got teens (and adults) hooked! Highlighting addiction, abuse and desperation, this show has our teens exposed, front and centre to some hard-core realities. Here is what every parent needs to know and some great conversation starters for you and your Squid Game hooked screenager.

mental health

Klikd’s top tips for healthier Instagram use

INSTAGRAM, YUP IT CAN BE PRETTY TOXIC. And this week, we have heard just HOW toxic it can be…particularly for teen girls. If your child is on Instagram already, DON’T freak out.. Rather, see this an opportunity discuss ways for your child to use Instagram in healthier ways that aren’t damaging to their mental health. Here are Klikd’s Top Tips for Healthier Instagram Use.

Axie Infinity
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Move over Fortnite, here comes Axie Infinity!

Is Axie Infinity the new Fortnite? Gear up guys – we are on a new gaming roller coaster ride. Enter Axie Infinity, the new crypro trading game our screenagers are loving. Here is everything parents need to know about the popular crypto trading game that all our screenagers are talking about.

social media and mental health
mental health

Is social media making your child anxious and depressed?

Is social media responsible for the surge in depression and mental health issues in young people? Do young people with mental health issues lean towards technology as a coping mechanism, or are social media and tech to blame ?

when should you get your child their first smartphone?
Digital Parenting

What is the right age to get my child a smartphone?

My child is begging me for a smartphone! I think he is too young but he is the last kid in his class to get one. What is the right age???”

At KLIKD we get asked this question daily! Ideally you want to delay as long as possible, but device readiness is not about your child’s age. Device readiness is about your child’s maturity and accountability. What does this mean and how do you know when your child is ready?