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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.

Gender Pronouns: Say Whaaatttt?!

Gender Pronouns: Say Whaaatttt?! Here at Klikd, we are seeing, now more than ever, our teens aren’t necessarily identifying with the sex they were assigned at birth. Some teens are choosing to transgender, meaning they identify as a different gender than the sex they were assigned and they wish to change their body to meet […]

Talking to your kids about online exclusion and being a bystander

ONLINE EXCLUSION AND BEING A BYSTANDER With bullying still so much top of mind, it is an important time to talk to our t/weens about more subtle types of bullying, where being a bystander (and an upstander) has an equally important role, particularly ONLINE EXCLUSION. ONLINE EXCLUSION refers to situations when our tw/eens are kicked […]