Coronavirus or COVID-19, is on everyone’s mind. And with good reason! Never before have we seen a virus bring the whole world to a standstill in the hopes of “slowing the spread”. And as expected, the worldwide chaos and uncertainty has been met with the spread of fake news. Fortunately, the South African Department of [...]
Mobile Phone Use in Schools: A Useful Tool or Detrimental Distraction?
The use of mobile phones in schools has been the center of heated debate in recent years. Some advocate the use of mobile phones to aid the learning process, while others plea for them to be banned from the classroom. It seems that the views remain divided across the world. Most recently, the French government [...]
Post With Care
If you’re anything like the majority of proud and adoring parents out there, you’re filling up your Instagram and Facebook feeds with pictures of your children. What better way to show your family and friends just how adorable and clever your kids really are? Well, even though these platforms might seem like a safe space [...]
Mental Health Awareness Month | Can Social Media Impact Mental Health?
In the light of Mental Health Awareness month, we’ve decided to take a look into the effects of social media on mental health. Recently, social media has been in the the hot seat with articles and studies claiming that the use of social media is directly linked to an increase in anxiety, depression, and mental [...]
Top Tips To Smart Online Shopping This Festive Season
The festive season is officially here! The Christmas trees are out of the cupboards, the stockings are ready to be filled and the carols are ready to be sung. For many of us, Christmas is a time where we get to spend quality time with family and friends while spoiling them with delicious food and [...]
The Realities of Virtual Reality | What Parents Should Know
As virtual reality games and devices slowly start making their way onto South African shores, more and more parents are wondering what role this new technology should play in their children’s lives. If you haven’t had the chance to try it, virtual reality describes a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment, which can be explored and interacted with. [...]
Tech-Obsession | Truth or Tale?
Let’s be honest here - how many times do you check your phone per day? More than 30 times, 40 if you’re really bored? How about 150 times? Yes, you read that right, according to Adam Alter, author of Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, the average millennial [...]
Cool (Kids) Cabs Comes to Cape Town
It’s time to say goodbye to busses and overloaded vehicles, Cool (Kids) Cabs has made their way to Cape Town and they’re here to stay! Their use of technology to ensure safety and reliability has peaked our interest and we thought it only fair to share their unique service with our readers. Founded in Johannesburg [...]
Digital Curfews | What are they & do your kids need one?
Have you recently fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral? You know, when you decide to take a peek at Facebook before bed, and suddenly it’s way past your curfew and you’re 3 years into your best friend’s ex-boyfriend’s feed. (Cute dogs, Steve!) Yup, you know exactly what I’m talking about! And if you’re anything [...]
Should your children stay away from Yellow?
A recently released app called Yellow has drawn media attention for all the wrong reasons. What is being advertised as “an easy and free way to make friends” is now being criticized for being the “Tinder for Teens”. Just like Tinder, Yellow allows its users swipe to left and right to either like or pass [...]
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