Topic: Internet

10 Strategies for Managing Screen Time

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So its the school holidays and the weather sucks.  The sound of the TV is ever-present and, despite your best intentions, the kids have been on their iPods/PlayStation/Xbox/Wii far longer than you know is healthy.  We all know too much screen time is damaging for kids but policing it is an eternal challenge.  We hear you!

Here are some strategies for controlling screen time in your house:

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, School Holidays, Internet, Primary School, Technology, Preschool, Toddlers

How To Help Your Child Research Online

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Last weekend I was assisting my son to do some research on his laptop. I would love to say he was cooperative, but that wasn’t quite how it played out.

I asked him to show me the topic he was researching, in this case a biography. I looked on Haiku for the scaffold for the task and the child simply had to simply look through what information was required for each paragraph and find the research. Simple enough I thought - however, occasionally it doesn’t seem so, and in my case, my son didn’t want to look beyond web page one, let alone actually read what was on the page.

Topics: Parenting, Internet, Technology, Homework

How to Keep Friends on Facebook

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I’m a people person.

I have manners (most of the time) and I love my friendships (all the time).  But, there’s also this great new thing that has occasionally threatened to ruin some of my friendships…it’s called Facebook.

Topics: Internet, Social Media

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