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Should I let my child download Snapchat?
apps

Help! My Child Wants to download another app!

“All my friends are on it” is the refrain heard in every household when our children beg for yet another app/game download. As parents we can feel manipulated, anxious, overwhelmed and sometimes even bullied into just saying ‘yes’. Here are five steps to holding your ground, each and every time. 

snapchat self-esteem
snapchat

Why and how Snapchat is killing your child’s self-esteem

There are lots of reasons kids love Snapchat, but one of the biggies is the way in which they can assess their own social standing in their group of friends. That is a wild concept – at any given point, your child can see just how popular or dismissed or ignored they are relative to their friend and frenemy!

ChatGPT: What parents need to know
artificial intelligence

What is ChatGPT? (And can I stop paying school fees now?)

ChatGPT is really good at writing to sound exactly like us with incredible speed. Think of a Siri or Alexa who pauses, thinks about your questions and answers after gathering all the information there is to gather on the topic. This has caused panic amongst parents, teachers and university professors. But is it all bad? Can it be good? Here is everything parents and teachers need to know.

managing digital distraction for our teens
digital distraction

Of course I can study AND check Snapchat, Mom!

Our t(w)eens are heading into the last big study stretch of the year. Enter power struggles over the device while your t(w)een clutches onto the device in the same way they clutched onto a doodoo blanket as babies…

TikTok's Blackout Challenge is back
tiktok

The Blackout Challenge – a new level of TikTok Bleak!

The Blackout Challenge also called the Choke Challenge and the Pass-out Challenge, is not new!

But, as recently as August of this year, the pass-out challenge has re-surfaced once more to seduce and scare our tweens and teens into bizarre behaviours. Here is what parents need to know

body image and social media
mental health

“I feel so fat!” said every t(w)een girl size 0-20

Navigating diet culture and fatphobia is full of land mines, especially when our t(w)eens are scrolling on social media over one skinny super model after the next. But the real comparison (especially online) is between them and their friends.