Lessons from a Media Fast

Lessons from a Media Fast

What could Year 5 students learn on a week-long media fast? Lots! The students gave up all technology—computers, tablets, TV, and even radio—to practise monitoring screen-time and to raise funds for a school and orphanage in Uganda. Each of the three…

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Little Kids, Screen Time and Cybersafety

Little Kids, Screen Time and Cybersafety

It’s never too soon to start training children to manage screen time. Picture book The Fabulous Friend Machine is the perfect opener for a discussion with your young kids about screen time and cybersafety. Australian author/illustrator Nick Bland tackles these serious topics with lots…

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Inoculation Against the FOMO Plague

Inoculation Against the FOMO Plague

Last week on e-Quippped, we looked at the FOMO Plague. The Fear of Missing Out is fueling some challenging behaviours in people of all ages. This week, we unpack a few things parents can do to stimulate resistance to the…

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iPad Screentime Management Ideas

iPad Screentime Management Ideas

Managing iPad screentime is an issue lots of parents grapple with–even parents who are teachers or IT engineers. This week’s post comes from iPads4Schools, a blog by Richard Wells. Richard left an engineering career to become Head of Technology in a secondary school in New Zealand….

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