Cyber Safety Tips

It’s time to wake up and face the cyberbullying reality

Claire Orange | June 6, 2023 | Digital Life

When my lads were little and growing up everything that was a bit nasty felt quite distanced from their carefully cushioned world. Don’t get me wrong, I had worked for years in community centres where all sorts of things happened to children that w....

Let’s talk TikTok and the sexualisation of our girls

Claire Orange | October 25, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Little girls wanting to grow up too fast. Concerned parents hovering around the edges, limiting this, tut-tutting that and feeling a little (or a lot) overwhelmed and out-of-date. There’s some of this that’s ageless – every parent in every g....

Understanding the Influence of Online Influencers

Claire Orange | June 1, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Understanding the influence of online influencers Influence – it can be good or bad right? Our children are influenced by us, their peers, what they see online and in our communities. Influence that happens in our children’s immediate environm....

Setting Digital Boundaries for Your Child’s Hangouts & Sleepovers

Claire Orange | May 13, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Can I tell you a story from my childhood that you might relate to? We moved a lot as younger children, so my sister was always my first and best friend and then there were the friendship gaps around that which were filled in by kids from the school....

Developing a Child’s Digital Resilience | Cyber Safety Tips

Claire Orange | May 13, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Resilience - it’s a word we hear everywhere. It’s a key life skill that’s right at the centre of success. If you want to make a new friend, try a new skill, stick at something that’s hard, have a go at something knowing the possibility of fa....

Part 2: You’ve Watched WHAT? Managing Online Adult Content

Claire Orange | March 30, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Let’s just assume that every single parent is going to have a moment of bearing witness to their child’s behaviour that makes them want to run and hide – or just resign from parenting. In the early years it’s usually those big explosive behav....

Part 1: You’ve Watched WHAT? Managing Online Adult Content

Claire Orange | February 25, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Let’s get a clear picture of what’s out there Pun intended by that heading! An extraordinary number of children accidentally stumble across, do a semi-innocent curious search for, or get sent pornographic content. In fact, I can say with con....

4 Steps to Manage Your Child’s Exposure to Graphic Content

Claire Orange | February 17, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

The viewing of graphic content online by younger children can be deeply impactful. Follow the 4 step formula to manage the trauma and lessen the emotional impact. Just hold space In the early moments after exposure to horrifically graphic cont....

When Parents Disagree on Their Child’s Device Access

Claire Orange | February 10, 2022 | Digital Life, Digital Parenting

Parenting is a complicated business and when you add two or more parents into the equation, bringing with them the way they were parented, it can be a bit like a gladiator’s arena! Then we add in a young person desperate for a device, or more tim....

Manage Your Child’s Digital Hangover | Cyber Safety Tips

Claire Orange | January 20, 2022 | Digital Life

Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t been there; struggling with a hangover. It’s never pretty and often involves you wanting people to leave you alone, to lie still, and to consume copious quantities of snack foods in an attempt to feel better an....