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A Safety Guide To Giving Your Child A First Phone

Child's first phone

Getting a first smartphone has become the major milestone of modern childhood, and many families are starting off the year with a new connected user in their midst.  Children are getting phones younger than ever, and parents need to be well-prepared.  Much like a teen getting their first car, the …

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Why Children’s Gaming Does Have Benefits

Boy gaming

The warnings about letting your children become video and digital gamers can be overwhelming.  The list of risks is a litany of parental fears – addiction, social withdrawal and isolation; stunting in the development of empathy and numbness in the face of violence; disinterest in healthy enjoyments such as playing …

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The Risks And Rewards For Kids In The Digital World

Most of our children are online every day.  The number of mobile devices in the hands of South African children rises year on year at almost every age point between 8 and 18 years of age.  None of this is surprising; the digital component of all our lives is ever-increasing …

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Behind The Scenes 22 April 2022 – Weight Loss Update

Lynne Langebaan Beach

What a busy week behind the scenes 22 April 2022, I’ve had some exciting things happen and some disappointments which I will go into. It was amazing having weight loss coach Irena Ross from Nutrifit join me to talk about my weight loss journey so far and have her share …

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New SA App For Parents Boosts Kids’ Online Safety

Mother daughter using phone

FYI play it safe adds security while protecting privacy Over the past festive season and with the start of the new year, many parents have put new devices into the hands of their children.  For many, this is an action primarily aimed at increasing their child’s safety because it enables …

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