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We just hit 20,000 Followers on Facebook. Time to say “Thank You”

 

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It is incredible to see how Children of the Digital Age has developed and transformed over the last three years. When we started out in 2015, the issues both children and parents faced online, were limited almost to a few Apps and Social Media Platforms. Now there are so many other avenues of Online Safety, we all need to be mindful of.

The genuine support we have received from friends and family has been incredible. The interest, feedback and support we have received from our Followers on Facebook has often guided us on the matters we address on the page.

 

We could not do this without you. As a Thank You for taking the time to Follow the Children of the Digital Age Facebook page we have selected a small number of you to receive a small token of our appreciation, a €50 Gift Voucher. If your name appears in the list below, please Private Message us and we will arrange for the delivery of your gift.

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3 Reasons Not To Share Images Of Your Childs First Day At School

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The excitement of children returning to school is something all parents share. Many parents are already packing school bags, cheerfully humming to themselves in anticipation of a child free zone at home, for a precious few hours a day. Children will soon be dressed in their new school uniforms, carrying new school bags filled with insanely overpriced books, marching bravely in to a first or new school term.

In all the excitement, with tears of joy in their eyes, parents like to capture this moment, the First Day at School. These images will then be shared on Social Media with family members and also possibly with other parents, who are also experiencing the taste of freedom from the first time in many years.

Just before you take part in this very important yearly ritual, we would ask you to consider the following 3 reasons, why you should not share these magnificent images of your children on Social Media.

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Increased support for a move to ban Smartphones in National Schools Internationally

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It appears the initiative of parents and students in Blennerville National School, in Co Kerry, to ban the use of Smartphones was a trail blazing move. This has paved the way for other Irish National Schools to consider outright ban on Smartphones from September 2018. The substantial feedback we are receiving from Parents and School Principals, who also support this decision to implement a ban, has been incredible.

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The @COTDAge – “Be More Cyber Aware” Safety Poster for Kids

 

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We are proud to present, the Children of the Digital Age – “Be More Cyber Aware”, Online Safety poster for children.

 

This is the first in a series of Cyber Safety Posters, we plan to release.  The poster can be downloaded and printed, for the home or classroom. It contains plenty of information to help remind young children, how to stay safe online.

To download the poster just click on the link below.

Download the BE_CYBER_AWARE_KIDZ Poster Here

Have a great day folks

Team @COTDAge

 

 

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Why the Fear of Missing Out (FoMO), on Social Media, can cause issues leading to Anxiety and Depression

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Be honest, if someone were to ask you, do you control your mobile phone, or does it control you? It’s quite possible, you would say, you have control over your phone. Most people think that. Of course, in reality the phone has possibly total control over you. Consider this, if the amount of stress a person feels, can be directly related, to how in control they feel about their life. Then how much of an impact is digital technology having, if it is controlling you or more importantly your children !!

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