Uncategorized Archives - Klikd

“That’s me – but it’s not actually me!” – Deep fakes and your screenagers

For better or worse, AI is here to stay! If you are wondering how AI can benefit your child’s academic and social journey, this talk is for you. We unpack the benefits of AI in and out of the classroom while delving into some of the ethical considerations that plague parents as they watch their children default to AI to assist with the with everything from homework to a pop up online therapist.

HIDING BEHIND FINSTA ACCOUNTS: I had no idea my child had three Instagram accounts!

Teenager's unseen side on their "Fiesta" accounts!

So we all know that there are a lot of people in the digital world that pretend to be someone else to lure our children into anything from information sharing to sextortion. That is known as Catfishing. What we don’t often think about is that our precious children are navigating the complex online world where they sometimes […]

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 […]

New new about an old story: No phones in the bedroom at night

Child browsing their phone before going to sleep

NO PHONES IN THE BEDROOM AT NIGHT 📲🛌💤 Our kids will do pretty much anything to go online in the dark hours. So many parents we speak to tell us that their kids can no longer fall asleep sleep without ‘self-soothing’ using a device. Devices are the dummie and pacifiers our t/weens love best. So, […]

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 […]

Five ways to talk your teen about Instagram comparison

The Wall Street Journal recently published a damning article about Instagram. The article leaked internal documents from Facebook (which owns Instagram) showing that the company knows how harmful Instagram is to teen girls’ mental health (and is not doing anything to change this). For example, one of Facebook’s internal presentations showed that 32% of TEEN […]

KLIKD’S holy grail to managing kids and teens online learning

With a lot of schools going back to to online learning for the umpteenth time, parents running on nothing but fumes are less than enthused. Here is the Klikd Holy Grail of Online Learning to help you, your kids and teens get through what is hopefully the last push while still preserving your sanity. 1. […]

This holiday… ditch the screen time battle and play in their lane

Holidays…at long, long last. What a year it has been. Of course, we all want great family time and plenty screen-free moments, but holding connection as the goal, at Klikd, we thought it might be fun (and actually lend to some great family time) to step back from the ever- present battle over the devices […]