Before Giving Your Kids A Smartphone Ask Yourself These Questions

Giving a child a smartphone without guidance is like giving them the keys to a 4×4 without teaching them how to drive – it can lead to terrible accidents and enormous dangers on their digital journey‼️ 97% of 12 year olds now have access to a smartphone and 45% are online ”almost constantly” So the […]

Are You Guilty of Technoference?

Play with me, not with your smartphone. Children went out in the street of Hamburg a couple of years ago.  They were protesting against their parents’ excessive use of smartphones. Smartphone ‘technoference’ is creating distance & a wall between parents and their children & has become a real problem. ‘Technoference’ is defined as parents’ use […]

Digital Wellness Tips for Parents & Children

‘The New Digital Divide’ is digital wellness — which means responsible and healthy relationships with technology — all part of overall children & student wellbeing which is an essential 21st-century skill. It is not uncommon that children spend 6 to 8 hours on digital screens every day. Some children are taught knowledge and skills necessary […]

Is your child a hopeless screen-ager?

  Children today are growing up with computers, Gameboys, Play Stations, X-boxes and Wii’s. They are the generation of screenagers. But what does this mean to your child’s development? Well, it means that your child will: be strongly visual and think in pictures be literal as opposed to abstract in their thinking have a shorter […]

Parents should be encouraging their children to spend more time online so that they can "save the country", the former head of GCHQ has said.

What do you make of this? Let your kids spend more time online to ‘save the country’, says ex-GCHQ chief Britain lacks cyber skills and is “desperately” short of computer scientists and engineers, warns a former cyberespionage chief. Mr Hannigan, who stood down as the director of Britain’s electronic surveillance agency in January, was responding […]


  Here’s an interesting  article in the Bangalore Mirror  about screens, mental health and your child’s wellbeing. Unplug your kids from being a screen addict before it affects their mental health. Everyone seems happy. The digital intervention seems to be an easy distraction for the kids and a relief for the parents. But one needs […]

Is this you?

I’ve just discovered Eric Pickersgill take a look at his extraordinarily powerful message – simply shown through his black and white photos of the impact of smartphones on our relationships, experiences and missed moments of being present #PauseToPonder What can you do just for today to be fully present in the moment ? What […]

Fascinating ! Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent!

  I  was fascinated to read that  when  Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong. Nick Bilton was on the receiving end of a few  of those calls. Here’ s […]

Have your kids run up a huge bill on your ipad?

I have to say I’m glad to see that the makers of “free” web and app-based games have been warned by the Office of Fair Trading of “potentially unfair and aggressive commercial practices” that could target “susceptible” children to pay to continue playing. It follows cases where children have run up bills of thousands of pounds without […]