Could You Be Peddling Nudity & Porn?

I woke up this morning thinking about nudity and pornography. Don’t worry I’m no pervert. This train of thoughts was triggered by a trend I’ve observed that’s gaining grounds at an alarming rate. The problem is that it’s getting so common that it’s almost seeming normal. So let me back up a bit. About 3 weeks ago, someone sent me a video of 2 children (they couldn’t have been more than 5 years old), having sex somewhere in the bushes. Her reason for sending this clip to me was “I know this is the work you do, so please address … Continue reading Could You Be Peddling Nudity & Porn?

Parental Control

Yippee! The summer holidays are here…respite from early morning school runs & tons of homework. Holidays are a time to let our hair down, relax and have some fun. You probably have a couple of activities lined up for your children…family vacation, summer school or perhaps you’ve decided that they’ve worked so hard during the school term so you’re just going to suspend most rules. I don’t mean to be a killjoy and I do agree that there is a place for relaxing the rules a bit but it’s important that we still ensure that necessary safety nets are in … Continue reading Parental Control


In the past couple of weeks I’ve been championing the #DQEveryChild campaign, a unique global education movement developed by the DQ Institute Coalition comprising the World Economic Forum, governments, leading NGOs, academic researchers, and ICT companies, which aims to empower every 8-12 year old child around the world with DQ digital citizenship skills by using a simple ‘plug & play’ method.   To be honest ever since I became very conscious of the concept of digital citizenship and the norms and code of conduct that responsible digital citizens should subscribe to, I realize that it’s not just the children that need the … Continue reading #DQEveryChild…#DQEveryOne

Snapchat! Snapstalk!! Snapsafety!!!

My mum sent me a video of the young girl talking to her parents about the recent snapchat update. Before then, I hadn’t paid much attention to the safety risks associated with the update but that video set me thinking. For those who might not be familiar with Snapchat, it’s a social media platform that has over 166 million users daily (just to put in context how popular it is). The way snapchat works is you basically upload pictures / videos of any and everything and usually only your friends should be able to watch if your account is restricted. … Continue reading Snapchat! Snapstalk!! Snapsafety!!!

Parenting in the Digital Age – Infographic

If ever one needed a “How to parent” manual it’s now. Trying to parent the way our parents parented us is an exercise that would leave one frustrated. There are definitely many great tips we can take away from our own childhood experiences and methods employed by our parents but with digitalization, it’s imperative that methods change. For example, in times past, “go to your room…you’re grounded” was a punishment any child  resented, however, in this day & age sending a child to his / her room as a way of disciplining him /her just might be an exciting “proposal” … Continue reading Parenting in the Digital Age – Infographic