Online Pressures

Online Pressures

Peer pressure is a particular influence that a peer group exerts onto another individual. This influence encourages these other individuals to change, or, to conform to the peer group’s attitudes, values, or behaviours. Peer pressure is common and is a hallmark of...
Selecting appropriate applications 

Selecting appropriate applications 

From a very young age children have access to the use of digital devices. With thousands of apps added each week, it is difficult to keep track of what applications are developed. Growing attention is being paid to the role of digital devices as having a potential for...
Time will tell – how times have changed!

Time will tell – how times have changed!

Homework is possibly any parent’s nightmare. Homework with five young children can be daunting at best.  My kitchen table covered in books and copybooks with each child struggling for my attention.  Luckily one of the good things about having five children is the...
Using the Internet to avoid embarrassment

Using the Internet to avoid embarrassment

‘I just ordered toast for lunch…but what I really wanted was a cheeseburger, with tomatoes, grilled onions, and medium size French fries, with a large strawberry shake…urrgh! I could not say it. I hate stuttering’. This post, written by a thirteen year old...
Bringing up the tablet generation

Bringing up the tablet generation

By now you’ve realized that, perhaps without wanting to, you have become a digital parent. This can be fun, exciting and often quite challenging. Children seem to whiz through their gadgets effortlessly and, just when you think you have figured it all out, a new...