Wow! time sure flies!! 5 months into 2018 already. I can bet that at the start of the year many of us made resolutions, wrote our goals or simply wished for the things we hoped to achieve in 2018. Oftentimes we are very sincere about the goals we set but one thing that can thwart its realization is lack of self-discipline. This coupled with “screen addiction” leaves many of us very distracted with a trail of unrealized goals. Our RAVE core value focus for the month of May is Self Discipline and our Digizen focus is Screen Time Management. Self-discipline isn’t innate … Continue reading Let’s Talk Self-Discipline
Digital Intelligence (DQ) is the set of 8 must-have digital skills needed to use technology safely, responsibly, and effectively. A high DQ child is smart, responsible, and future-ready! High DQ is associated with safer digital use, higher academic achievement, and greater global awareness … Continue reading What’s Your DQ?
If Jamoneisha Merrit (11) knew what tragedy will befall her on the Sunday she was invited to a sleepover party at a New York apartment, she would have snuggled close to her mum and slept peacefully in her own bed. Apparently, her host had other plans for her, and they definitely were not good plans judging by the turn of events. Unknown to Jamoneisha, her 12 years old friend had heard of the #hotwaterchallenge and decided that the sleepover would be a perfect opportunity to participate in the challenge. As I write this, the victim is in a hospital bed with … Continue reading The “Hot Water Challenge”
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?
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