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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…

The Blackout Challenge – a new level of TikTok Bleak!

TikTok's Blackout Challenge is back

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

“I’m addicted to my phone!” – said no kid EVER

nomophobia

Does your screenager consider his device to be a firmly implanted eleventh digit on his hand? Does the suggestion of a wi-fi free holiday in the bush cause a less than pleasant reactionary push-back, mild panic and desperate requests to stay at home? Well there are words for this typical cluster of ‘teen-minus device’ tantrums – it’s called nomophobia!

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.

The backlash to Instagram is here baby! BeReal is REAL!

is BeReal safe ?

BeReal is an alternative social media app that seeks to give our t(w)eens a more unfiltered look at each other’s lives. The best part -BeReal is known for its ONCE A DAY ONLY photo policy.
While BeReal goes a long way in reducing the huge anxiety our screenagers feel from the constant comparison to everyone else’s perfectly curated feeds, it is not without its risks

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