What is Parents Corner?
“We recognise that parenting is not easy and that the cellphone has added to the generation gap, especially if you as a parent are perplexed by mobile technology and just can’t get the gist of why thumb culture is so appealing to today’s youth. Parents Corner aims to provide you with a toolbox to better equip you to make informed parenting decisions when it comes to cellphones. The only way for parents to close the technological generation gap is to use the mobile technology tools that their children use.” – https://parentscorner.org.za/about
Below are the top 5 Blog Posts on Parents Corner to help you as an Educator or Parent:
- DO YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN HAVE DIGITAL DEMENTIA?
Do you rely on your smartphone to do most of your problem solving, date keeping and reminding? Do you jump straight onto Google when you’re looking for an answer to a tricky question or for ideas on how to entertain your kids? Well, new research is suggesting that it might be time to put our smartphones aside and let our brains think for themselves.
- STEPS TAKEN BY THE MOBILE INDUSTRY TO PROTECT CHILDREN
The mobile industry has put in place steps that allow parents (or guardians) to block access to adult content on their child’s cellphone. Vodacom has a technical tool that allows you to block attempts to access adult content via a cellphone. MTN offers a parental control feature that blocks access to any mobile content. Cell C, however, does not have a technical solution to assist parents in protecting their children from access to adult or other mobile content.
- TOP TECH SKILLS YOUR 21ST CENTURY CHILDREN NEED TO KNOW
At ParentsCorner we’re often asked “How much technology is too much?” There is no quick answer to this. With technology being so essential to our everyday lives, workplaces and communications, it goes without saying that children need to learn the relevant skills to traverse the tech space. The tricky part comes in when deciding what skills are most important to your child’s future, and safety? To assist you in your decision making, we’ve put together a list of what we believe to be the most important tech skills:
- CYBERBULLYING HITS CLOSE TO HOME
“Let the police escort you home, because if they don’t , I’m going to escort you to your grave.”
This disturbing comment, made on video by a 16 year old girl living in Cape Town, South Africa, has spread like wildfire on social media. Even though the video was removed from social media platforms, the incident has left parents, children and teachers in shock.
- ONLINE GROOMING
According to ThinkUknow, “Grooming is a process used to prepare a child for sexual abuse. An offender’s aim when grooming will be to gain access to a child and build a relationship with that child. Grooming can take many different forms, from one off contact which may include sexual advances, to a series of events over time.”