The New School Bully

thumb sadchildThis article explores how, with the pervasive use of technology, children are exposed to a clear and present danger – cyberbullying (including cyberstalking). While it is an understatement to say that this threat is a by-product of the digital age, adults have to be the ‘gate-keepers’ in regulating and monitoring the correct use of tech-gadgets in the home to ensure that this new ‘beast of burden’ is tamed and utilised for the sole purpose it was set out for – to enhance our lives and to make communication easier.

 


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New Media = New Children?

Thanks to the advancement of technology, the world of communication has taken on a whole new meaning. Family and friends can now communicate with one another regardless of geographical location, and information can be easily obtained with a few clicks of the mouse. Blogs and social networking sites are norms than exceptions serving as the common platforms to voice one’s opinion.

 

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Is your child a slave to the Internet?

The entertainment scene has certainly changed over the years. The simple cartoons that used to air on one or two select channels are now drowned by the vibrancy of cable television. Not only are there hundreds of channels available, each one opens to a world of violence, greed, lust or plain delusion.

 

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Keeping Stress at Bay

Stress is often seen as a modern day phenomenon.  And it is made all the more worrying that stress is a pressing issue in school-aged children.  We speak to Diana Chandra, a senior counselor with EMCC (Eagles Mediation & Couseling Centre), to find out why stress occurs in young children, and how parents can help to nip this unwanted problem in the bud. 

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Personal Branding

Personal branding can positively shape and reinforce your child's young life.  Get some pointers on how you can help your child to apply in his life.

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