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This online romance scam is hooking all our kids!

The Yahoo Boys scams just took it up a notch. Imagine the scene: Your daughter talking to a boy ON VIDEO. She met him at a party two weeks ago…only the boy is a man and he wasn’t at the party. What is more, is the man isn’t even real! n a world where technology […]

Roblox and Zoom are hooking up!

🎮 ROBLOX AND ZOOM ARE HOOKING UP! Roblox now has a video-chat option for gamers! Simply put, that means your Roblox obsessed ten-year-old can now pop onto a zoom call with ANYONE at ANYTIME using the Roblox platform. The feature, which is called Roblox Connect, will run on any device that already runs Roblox, provided […]

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.