There are lots of reasons kids love Snapchat, but one of the biggies is the way in which they can assess their own social standing in their group of friends. That is a wild concept – at any given point, your child can see just how popular or dismissed or ignored they are relative to their friend and frenemy!
It’s not hard to picture the scene – your child and four of their besties for a sleepover, each one sitting silently, cell phone in hand in dark bedroom, curtains closed!
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…
What is our t(w)een’s obsession with cartoons with people with large eyes, pitch dark hair, exaggerated features and many emotions and should you be worried as parents?
Just when you think you understand Fortnite…there’s a new game you’ve never heard of. As parents, it’s impossible to keep up with what is happening on this month’s favourite Xbox/PlayStation fix. Here is our step-by-step guide to making sure you ask the right questions every time your favourite short person says “Mom/ Dad, please can I download_________ [insert unheard of video game here]”
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!
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 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)
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
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….