The Blue Whale Challenge

Drawing of Blue Whale Challenge and girl on edge of tall building

What is The Blue Whale Challenge?

“The Blue Whale Challenge” also known as “The Blue Whale Game” is a dangerous social media trend that encourages vulnerable young people to commit suicide. The game which is said to have originated in Russia over a year ago, requires players to complete daily tasks which escalate in intensity over a 50 day period. Many of these tasks include self-mutilation, sleep deprivation and exposure to disturbing images and music.

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When Should Kids Join Social Media?

Teenager girl listening to music with headphones from a smart phone in the street of Paris.

Guest author Oliver Smith looks at popular social network age ratings and explores the question of at what age should kids be allowed to join social media.

Written by Oliver Smith

Should every 8-year-old have an iPhone and Instagram?

For kids these days, social media isn’t just ‘nice to have’, it is a core part of their social lives.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, the list goes on.

But just because social media is important, does that mean every 8-year-old should have an iPhone and a Twitter profile?

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Five Best Ways to Reduce Your Children’s Online Time

Written by Olivia Jones 

The beauty of our kids growing up in the digital era lies in the amount of available information that simplifies and allows learning through many sources, and turns it into a fun, independent activity. Kids enjoy their freedom to explore a whole universe at their fingertips, shared in a visually appealing and verbally rich environment that is the World Wide Web.

But one of the downsides of this way of life is that kids tend to spend too much time sitting, looking at a computer screen, and missing out on all the wonderful activities that involve spending time offline. Here are a few tips on how you can encourage your kids to creatively spend their time doing different things without taking away their digital freedom!

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