How to talk to your kids about the senseless violence they are seeing on their screens

how to talk to kids about violence

As another school shooting is lighting up our kids’ screens, the ‘Hard to Have; chat is here again. As parents, we need to once again confront how we talk to our kids about the violence they are either catching glimpses of on their newly acquired devices or the violence they are witnessing on TV as they walk to the living area. Whatever your younger child’s age, here are eight ‘good chat’ fundamentals for any ‘Hard-to-Have’ chat.

EUPHORIA, not just another teen love story – a hard NO from us

Euphoria: what parents need to know

Euphoria has captured the teen world by storm. If your teen isn’t watching the series, they have more than likely heard about, spoken about it with their friends or come across snippets of it on TikTok. We don’t often say this when it comes to online content, we give this show a HARD NO for teens. Here is why and how you talk to your teens about it even if they haven’t seen it (yet)

How to talk to your child about the war in Ukraine

how to talk to kids and teens about ukraine

Although the Russian invasion, for our kids, is playing out several thousand kilometers from home, social media can make it seem like it is all happening next door.
Tragic, frightening and violent images of the Ukraine are flooding TikTok and Insta reels. So, while your child may or may not be watching the news, they are certainly being exposed to the horror of yet another war

Ghosting: what every parent needs to know

what is ghosting

Ghosting?! What does it mean and why does it hurt so much?
If you, like so many parents, have to help your child through the really tricky terrain of being ghosted, check out our latest blog for everything you need to know

The Tinder Swindler: why the latest Netflix binge is relevant to your teens

Tinder Swindler kids

The Tinder Swindler,” the latest Netflix binge that everyone is talking about, follows three women who all went on the popular dating app, Tinder and matched with “Simon Leviev”. Whether your kids are old enough to watch the documentary or not, it’s a great opportunity for some important conversations around AFFIRMATION, and what underlies the need of all of us to hear “you are special to me”

Just because you pee a lot…does not mean you have diabetes

TikTok has become the latest space where tweens and teens come to vent, joke, taunt and now SELF-DIAGNOSE in relation to their mental health challenges. While this has provided our screenagers greater awareness and a sense of community around previously “shameful” issues like ADD, OCD, anxiety and depression, it has also brought a proliferation of misinformation and all too hasty self-diagnoses….

Avoid screen zombies AND get your kids out the bedroom this holiday

After a VERY long and very hard year, how do we manage our tw/eens and their screens this holiday without turning into a monster or throwing the xBox/iPad/phone into the ocean in the hope that that this is the ONLY thing to actually get your screenager to emerge from their cave.
Here are some ideas on how to get the screenagers off the screen AND out the bedroom these holidays

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…

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

when should you get your child their first 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?

SA Protests : How do we talk about them to our kids and teens

talking to kids about SA protests

As cities and social media explode with anger over the violence and looting, worried parents are struggling to protect their children from seeing the worst of the violence while simultaneously explaining the ravages of poverty, anger and long-held hurts.