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Family Digital Wellness

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Educate

Family Digital Wellness is a journey of learning from our own experiences and those of others. Good digital habits are a life skill that needs constant practice!

Connect

Children need to be socially connected and tech plays a huge role in their lives. Help them make choices to connect safely and happily!

Protect

Devices open doors to worlds that you don’t necessarily want your children to explore. Make sure that devices are protected to keep your children safe!

Family Digital Wellness

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Educate

Family Digital Wellness is a journey of learning from our own experiences and those of others. Good digital habits are a life skill that needs constant practice!

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Connect

Children need to be socially connected and tech plays a huge role in their lives. Help them make choices to connect safely and happily!

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Protect

Devices open doors to worlds that you don’t want your children to explore. Make sure that devices are protected to keep your children safe!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your questions answered

It depends on their age and whether it’s fun or functional screen time

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Make a Family Digital Alliance and agree how, when and where screens are used. Use screen time apps and/or WiFi routers to help guide and develop your family’s good digital habits

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Take a deep breath and then talk to them using our guide linked below. Use parental filters to prevent access to inappropriate adult websites and limit social media apps and games.

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ScreenTime (iOs) and Family Link (Android) are a good start, but installing parental control filters on devices and WiFi are best.

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Default settings for phones, tablets, computers and gaming consoles can all be reset to protect data security and location.  

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Settings for apps and games can be changed to protect the identity and location of your kids, to keep them safer.

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ScreenTime (iOs) and Family Link (Android) are a good start, but installing parental control filters on devices and WiFi are best.

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App and game developers use similar persuasive technology techniques to those used by the gambling industry, to make apps and games irresistible, compulsive and hard to stop.

Learn More About Social Media Learn More About Gaming

Cyberbullying is prevalent on social media and online games, make it a habit of asking your child about their 'Digital Day' to keep lines of communication open about their online world. If they tell you they are being Cyberbullied, treat it as if it were in person bullying, contact the bullys parent, escalate to a teacher if need be, and be sure to take a screenshot the bullying so you can have a discussion about it.

Congratulate your child on speaking up.  Teach your child to be a Cyber Superhero: an Upstander rather than a Bystander.

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If you wouldn’t open your front door to strangers and let them play in your child’s room, monitor who they are talking to online.

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DIGITAL WELLBEING, SIMPLIFIED

What do we do?

We get parents and children talking about the device use challenges they have, and how they can improve their daily digital habits. We speak in schools, run online learning experiences, and promote practical products that can help to make sure you and your children are educated, connected and protected when it comes to your digital wellness.

 

We simplify the complicated world of digital wellness with practical guides, resources, information and products. To ensure we are offering solutions that our parents and children really need, our work is driven by the search enquiries we receive every day. Try it below!

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WHO WE WORK WITH

Clients

We work with schools, parents, EdTech companies, and industry leaders to create learning experiences that improve daily digital habits.

 

Our broad range of exposure to the challenges of maintaining balanced digital wellness means that we are well equipped to educate, connect and protect our clients.

Be In Touch Founders

Kate & Josh

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5 STAR REVIEWS

What our customer say about us

  • positive review  An amazing organization made up of an amazing team! Extremely proud to be associated with BIT!

    Russell Pengelly Avatar Russell Pengelly
    December 14, 2020
  • positive review  Josh and his team bring significant experience, best practice and the latest tech to the digital wellness space. Our learnings through Be In Touch really emphasize the dire need for all parents to step into a space or knowing how to manage your child’s online journey always supporting healthy usage. I highly recommend working with Josh

    Misha Teasdale Avatar Misha Teasdale
    December 14, 2020
  • positive review  deeply thoughtful ideas to help parents with meaningful control over the acess to social media for their children.

    TimRobin Farina Avatar TimRobin Farina
    December 10, 2020
  • positive review  Very important for all families with young children, tweens and teens!

    Susan Tasker Avatar Susan Tasker
    December 10, 2020
  • positive review  Simple, insightful - what all busy parents need

    Rmd Gammatec Avatar Rmd Gammatec
    December 10, 2020
  • positive review  Real, practical guidance that can save us a lot of damage and drama. A stitch in time n all. Thanks Josh!

    Linda Wilson Avatar Linda Wilson
    December 14, 2020
  • positive review  Be in Touch is an absolute invaluable initiative and resource for parents and their children, and even for grandparents like myself, as we navigate this ever growing digital landscape. The digital connected world has such incredible value, but also many challenges, as not only we are being exposed to very powerful negative agendas over the web, but also the danger of devices being the new addiction. Josh and team, thanks so much for coming form a deep values-based motivation to support us in this way.

    Tertia Smit Avatar Tertia Smit
    December 17, 2020
  • positive review  The solution could not be more relevant.

    Arno Van Der Walt Avatar Arno Van Der Walt
    December 15, 2020

In The Media

Join @salvazioneschool @getyoti and Be in Touch in helping to protect our youth as they go online, with better age verification measures. We need photos of under 13's to train up the technology to do this. AND every photo uploaded using this link will earn R20 towards much needed fundraising for Salvazione School! 
Please use this link and give us a photo of your child 🙏 It's quick, secure and POPI Act compliant!
https://share2protect.yoti.com/beintouch

#share2protect #yoti #ageverification #ageestimation

Join @salvazioneschool @getyoti and Be in Touch in helping to protect our youth as they go online, with better age verification measures. We need photos of under 13's to train up the technology to do this. AND every photo uploaded using this link will earn R20 towards much needed fundraising for Salvazione School!
Please use this link and give us a photo of your child 🙏 It's quick, secure and POPI Act compliant!
https://share2protect.yoti.com/beintouch

#share2protect #yoti #ageverification #ageestimation
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#youknowit

#youknowit ...

It’s an endless task these days, protecting our kids when they go online, from seeing things and talking to people that they shouldn’t.
Imagine a world where proper online age verification for under 13’s exists. It is a reality, but we need YOUR help!
Be In Touch, FEDSAS and Media Monitoring Africa are supporting better protection for kids going online. We’re helping Yoti to run the #share2protect campaign, to gather 50 000 photos to train age estimation technology.
It is a quick process, safe, secure and POPI compliant. 
Get your school signed up today and share in the amazing rewards on offer, while doing your bit to keep all of our kids safer online!
Send an email to share2protect@yoti.com, to get a full campaign launch pack.
 
#share2protect
@getyoti @fedsas @webrangersza

It’s an endless task these days, protecting our kids when they go online, from seeing things and talking to people that they shouldn’t.
Imagine a world where proper online age verification for under 13’s exists. It is a reality, but we need YOUR help!
Be In Touch, FEDSAS and Media Monitoring Africa are supporting better protection for kids going online. We’re helping Yoti to run the #share2protect campaign, to gather 50 000 photos to train age estimation technology.
It is a quick process, safe, secure and POPI compliant.
Get your school signed up today and share in the amazing rewards on offer, while doing your bit to keep all of our kids safer online!
Send an email to [email protected], to get a full campaign launch pack.
 
#share2protect
@getyoti @fedsas @webrangersza
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Remember when?

#throwbacktuesday

Remember when?

#throwbacktuesday
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An app where teens get to curate each other’s profile…. ummm, OK?? Or not?
 
POPARAZZI is the new photo sharing platform “where your friends are your paparazzi and you are theirs”. Selfie mode is disabled, so you can only take photos of your friends, and there are no features like cropping, captions or filters! It’s raw, unedited life, as caught in the moment. 
 
Chat to your teens about owning their own profile - and reputation! Ask them how they would manage photos that show them in a compromising way, and what their digital footprint might look like if their friends get to direct the direction it takes.

#beintouch #beintheknow

An app where teens get to curate each other’s profile…. ummm, OK?? Or not?
 
POPARAZZI is the new photo sharing platform “where your friends are your paparazzi and you are theirs”. Selfie mode is disabled, so you can only take photos of your friends, and there are no features like cropping, captions or filters! It’s raw, unedited life, as caught in the moment.
 
Chat to your teens about owning their own profile - and reputation! Ask them how they would manage photos that show them in a compromising way, and what their digital footprint might look like if their friends get to direct the direction it takes.

#beintouch #beintheknow
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Let's all make it our business!

#childprotectionweek2021

Let's all make it our business!

#childprotectionweek2021
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Referencing Hannah Baker, a teenager whose suicide is the central story of the Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, the Baker Act TikTok Challenge involves teens telling how they have tried to or want to commit suicide, what works and what doesn’t.

If your kids are on TikTok, PLEASE talk to them! We know this is a fine line between sparking curiosity and helping your teen deal with something they might stumble onto online.

Ask them these questions:
*Do you know anyone who's threatened to hurt or kill themselves?
*Why do you think they've done that?
*How does that make you feel?
*Do you ever feel like hurting yourself?

#childprotectionweek2021

Referencing Hannah Baker, a teenager whose suicide is the central story of the Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, the Baker Act TikTok Challenge involves teens telling how they have tried to or want to commit suicide, what works and what doesn’t.

If your kids are on TikTok, PLEASE talk to them! We know this is a fine line between sparking curiosity and helping your teen deal with something they might stumble onto online.

Ask them these questions:
*Do you know anyone who's threatened to hurt or kill themselves?
*Why do you think they've done that?
*How does that make you feel?
*Do you ever feel like hurting yourself?

#childprotectionweek2021
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It's Child Protection Week in South Africa!
The safety of kids has never been more complex than in this time, where online and offline lives have merged into one life.

#childprotectionweek2021

It's Child Protection Week in South Africa!
The safety of kids has never been more complex than in this time, where online and offline lives have merged into one life.

#childprotectionweek2021
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It's Child Protection Week!
WOULD YOUR SCHOOL LIKE TO RAISE R20 000 while keeping kids safer online?
Register via email share2protect@yoti.com with the school name and contact details. 
50 000 facial photographs of children aged 5-13 are needed to train age-estimation tech and make it safer for kids to go online!
Safe, secure, POPI Act compliant and no identities or locations are shared or tracked. 
Join a good cause and raise money for your school!
Campaign ends 31 July.
@getyoti @fedsas @webrangersza

#share2protect

It's Child Protection Week!
WOULD YOUR SCHOOL LIKE TO RAISE R20 000 while keeping kids safer online?
Register via email [email protected] with the school name and contact details.
50 000 facial photographs of children aged 5-13 are needed to train age-estimation tech and make it safer for kids to go online!
Safe, secure, POPI Act compliant and no identities or locations are shared or tracked.
Join a good cause and raise money for your school!
Campaign ends 31 July.
@getyoti @fedsas @webrangersza

#share2protect
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No manual, no GPS!

#parentinghumor

No manual, no GPS!

#parentinghumor
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Thank you for the reminder of just how tough it is for our kids @protectyoungeyes 

#startswithus

Thank you for the reminder of just how tough it is for our kids @protectyoungeyes

#startswithus
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But if it's hard, you're probably doing it right!

#digitalparenting #beintouch #parenting #everydayanewday #keepsane #fulltimejob #handsfull #keepgoing

But if it's hard, you're probably doing it right!

#digitalparenting #beintouch #parenting #everydayanewday #keepsane #fulltimejob #handsfull #keepgoing
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Everyday is a new day, and we just gotta keep on talking to and checking in with our precious kids!

#beintouch #digitalwellbeing #digitalfootprint #digitalfamilywellness #digitalparenting #onlineoffline #onlinelife

Everyday is a new day, and we just gotta keep on talking to and checking in with our precious kids!

#beintouch #digitalwellbeing #digitalfootprint #digitalfamilywellness #digitalparenting #onlineoffline #onlinelife
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Scary stuff! But gonna try it!!

#unplugged #beintouch #beinthemoment #digitalwellbeing #liveyourbestlife #livelife  #disconnect

Scary stuff! But gonna try it!!

#unplugged #beintouch #beinthemoment #digitalwellbeing #liveyourbestlife #livelife #disconnect
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Yo, Rents! Need to brush up a bit? 

#beintouch #teenslang
#socialmediaslang
#onlinelife #onlineoffline #digitalwellbeing #digitalparenting #teenspeak #socialmedia

Yo, Rents! Need to brush up a bit?

#beintouch #teenslang
#socialmediaslang
#onlinelife #onlineoffline #digitalwellbeing #digitalparenting #teenspeak #socialmedia
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To all the MOMS out there - we salute the role you play in your kids' lives! You are more important than you will ever know...

#beintouch #mothersday #mum #mom #parenting

To all the MOMS out there - we salute the role you play in your kids' lives! You are more important than you will ever know...

#beintouch #mothersday #mum #mom #parenting
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We are so excited to be launching the #share2protect campaign with FEDSAS, gathering data to train technology to do exactly this, through a facial scan, keeping kids safer online!
@fedsas @getyoti 

#beintouch #ageestimation #keepkidssafeonline #yoti #fedsas #share2protect #under13 #filters #digitalfence #agerestriction #agegating #grooming

We are so excited to be launching the #share2protect campaign with FEDSAS, gathering data to train technology to do exactly this, through a facial scan, keeping kids safer online!
@fedsas @getyoti

#beintouch #ageestimation #keepkidssafeonline #yoti #fedsas #share2protect #under13 #filters #digitalfence #agerestriction #agegating #grooming
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"If we don't know what are our kids are seeing and doing online, we can't be there for them."

We help schools and their parents -

Get real insights into what their learners are actually experiencing and being exposed too, online

Understand how this is impacting teaching and parenting

Realise the impact on how this generation is growing up

Find practical responses to support, guide, mentor and protect kids going online.

#beintouch
#digitalwellbeing #kidsonline #onlineoffline #digitalparenting #consciousparenting #stats #trends #cyberbullying #pornography #strangerdanger #grooming #selfharm #drugsandalcohol

"If we don't know what are our kids are seeing and doing online, we can't be there for them."

We help schools and their parents -

Get real insights into what their learners are actually experiencing and being exposed too, online

Understand how this is impacting teaching and parenting

Realise the impact on how this generation is growing up

Find practical responses to support, guide, mentor and protect kids going online.

#beintouch
#digitalwellbeing #kidsonline #onlineoffline #digitalparenting #consciousparenting #stats #trends #cyberbullying #pornography #strangerdanger #grooming #selfharm #drugsandalcohol
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Smart phones and tablets are designed for adults, and let's face it - they are hard for US to manage and control!
Kids need their parents to help guide and mentor them through their online-offine life. 

Treat devices like a bicycle when letting your kids on to them, and put on some "training wheels" -
*Install parental controls & limits
*Set boundaries on when & where to use them
*Check IN & Check UP

"If we don't know what's going on in their world, we can't help them!"

Click the link in our bio to sign up for our newletter and join the Be In Touch Digital Village.

Smart phones and tablets are designed for adults, and let's face it - they are hard for US to manage and control!
Kids need their parents to help guide and mentor them through their online-offine life.

Treat devices like a bicycle when letting your kids on to them, and put on some "training wheels" -
*Install parental controls & limits
*Set boundaries on when & where to use them
*Check IN & Check UP

"If we don't know what's going on in their world, we can't help them!"

Click the link in our bio to sign up for our newletter and join the Be In Touch Digital Village.
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