Never Be Bored Again

Smartphones will make sure that you are never bored.
Never being bored will make it more difficult to find your creative passion.
Lack of passion will make you boring.

While wasting my time swiping through yet another “shower thoughts” post I bumped into this and it struck me. Is ironic the right word here? While trying not to be bored I find a post telling me that by doing this I am making myself boring. Clever.Read More »

YouTube is the New Babysitter

My friend’s toddler babbled “don’t forget to subscribe” as he was put to bed. Kid watches so much YouTube he thought it means “goodbye”

When I read this it really impacted me. Even if this particular tweet was embellished, you know for sure that this is happening all over the place. I have a 5-year-old who loves YouTube so much that I took it away from him. Actually, I didn’t take it because he loves it, but because of the behaviour changes that I’ve witnessed in him.Read More »

Internet Safety for Kids: a Parent’s Guide

This article was originally published by Nord VPN (an internet privacy & security service ParentsPlace.ca uses and recommends). More about Nord VPN in point 7 below.

Have you had an internet safety talk with your kid yet? If not, I suggest to have it right away. As children today start using the internet at a very young age, it’s up to you as a parent to help them make the right choices once they get online.

Kids are fast learners, Read More »

Social Networking Tips from Peel Regional Police

Peel Regional Police’s Top Ten Social Networking Site Tips

A friend of mine shared this with me recently, so I read it and wanted to share it as well. You can download the PDF here, or read an exact copy below.Read More »

If your kids know more about computers and the internet, how can YOU possibly keep them safe?

If your kids know more about computers and the internet, how can you possibly keep them safe?
If your kids know more about computers and the internet, how can you possibly keep them safe?

After tossing her books on the sofa, she decided to grab a snack and get on-line. She logged on under her screen name BabyAngel1993. She checked her Buddy List and saw GoTo123 was on.

She sent him an instant message:Read More »