SUMMER is in full swing. Schedules are different and kids are at risk of being bored. Here are some inexpensive ideas for fun with the kids this summer ~ when they are not catching up on the summer reading list!
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.
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?
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!