Consider engaging in joint activities, such as playing games, exploring a mutually interesting topic (like potential family holiday destinations, shared hobbies, or a historical personality), or compiling a family newsletter. This approach not only allows you to monitor your child’s online behavior, but also helps you instill good digital habits in them. Additionally, it fosters […]
Microsoft has introduced the “Microsoft Family Safety” app to help guardians control minors’ digital activity on devices with Windows. It enables adults to set screen time limits, filter out inappropriate content, create activity reports to assess online habits and switch on location sharing to track devices’ whereabouts.
The internet can bring out the worst in people when they feel they can say whatever they want with impunity. Unfortunately, there’s too much hate speech, harassment and other disruptive behavior on social media — and these platforms need you to report inappropriate behavior that hurts everyone’s experiences. For your sake and others, don’t tolerate […]
The anonymity available on the internet can cause bullying to be more severe and harder to trace the source. People are often more hostile when they don’t have to face the consequences of their actions. Sadly, the reach of the internet and email makes it easier for mean behavior to spread more quickly to a […]
Microtransactions are a consistent feature in many video games on all platforms, whether they’re on a smartphone, a Nintendo Switch, a PC or any other gaming device. To prevent your children from spending large amounts of money in video games, use the platform’s built-in parental controls. With these, you can disable the ability to spend […]
Fighting back is only likely to make the bully ramp up the situation. Depending on what’s going on, you might want to try ignoring them instead. A lot of times, the cyberbully just lives for the reaction they get from their target. You can also take subtle steps, like blocking messages on social media or […]
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