Digital parenting Archives - Klikd

Mom, guess what!! Taylor Swift and me… we both have anxiety!

Self-diagnosis in the age of Social Media “I’m not going to the party because I suffer from social anxiety”.“I can’t study because I’ve got ADHD”.“I want to change schools because I’m depressed”. Our kids love TikTok for a host of reasons but the latest one brings with it the challenge of self diagnosis! Yup,TikTok is […]

Understanding Ghosting and Cancel Culture in T(w)een World

“He was the love my life – yesterday we were planning on going to the dance together – this morning he blocked me – I don’t know what I did!!

 Given how frequently we hear this refrain, we thought we would take a look at the “what” and the “why” when it comes to our t/weens being ghosted and cancelled online (and offline).

The Boks will be wearing purple for the World Cup Final!

The boks are wearing purple to the final! Fake News!!

HELPING OUR T/WEENS DISCERN FACT FROM FICTION Whether it’s our Boks wearing purple after the Listerine Blue debacle or new Chinese currency taking over the rand, at KLIKD we love finding tools and strategies that promote critical thinking and healthy information consumption among our screenagers. Enter the “Ground News” app and the significance of helping teens learn […]

ROBLOX, OUR KIDS and ONLINE CASINOS 

Children are gambling on Roblox using third party applications

YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT! Roblox has turned a blind eye to our kids gambling online! Well just when we thought we had heard it all, along comes Roblox gambling! Yes, Roblox’s digital currency, known as Robux, can now be cashed in by our children on online casino platforms, allowing our children to experience the […]

Help! My Child Wants to download another app!

Should I let my child download Snapchat?

“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. 

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

ChatGPT: What parents need to know

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.

Of course I can study AND check Snapchat, Mom!

managing digital distraction for our teens

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…