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Family Digital Wellness

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!

What do you need help with?

Screen time

How much, what and when?

Pornography & Violence

Exposure has consequences

Gaming

Compulsion or a career?

Social Media

Mental health comes first

Filters & Limits

Guard devices to protect kids

Settings

Protect your data security and location

Cyberbullying

Upstanders vs Bystanders

Stranger Danger

Sexting, grooming and trafficking

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your questions answered

HOW MUCH SCREEN TIME SHOULD MY CHILD HAVE?

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

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HOW DO I MANAGE / LIMIT SCREEN TIME?
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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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD HAS WATCHED PORN?
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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HOW DO I MANAGE MY KID’S DEVICES?
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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WHAT DEVICE SETTINGS SHOULD I CHANGE?
Default settings for phones, tablets, computers and gaming consoles can all be reset to protect data security and location.  

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WHAT APP AND GAME SETTINGS SHOULD I CHANGE?

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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HOW DO I SET PARENTAL FILTERS?
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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IS MY CHILD ADDICTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA / GAMING?
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

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD IS BULLIED ONLINE?
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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IS IT OK FOR MY CHILD TO CHAT TO STRANGERS ONLINE?
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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WHO WE WORK WITH

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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.

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  • positive review  Quick, informative and professional webinars! A must for all parents.

    Nisché Strong Avatar Nisché Strong
    April 6, 2022
  • I just attended a Cyber bullying webinar Josh did - just brilliant

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    January 26, 2022
  • The steps laid out on 702 were clear and practical.

    Paidamoyo Rateiwa Avatar Paidamoyo Rateiwa
    May 16, 2022
  • Just came out of a session with Kate and Josh around our kids digital wellbeing. It was very informative with many helpful tools and resources that can assist us as parents to safe guard our kids.I highly recommend them

    Jeremy J'emz Govender Avatar Jeremy J'emz Govender
    August 11, 2022
  • 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
  • Fascinating talk on 702. Great to hear there's help for parents.

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    May 16, 2022
  • positive review  Simple, insightful - what all busy parents need

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    December 10, 2020
  • positive review  Just been part of a webinar that was really informative and I will take so much from it with regards to parenting safer and saner kids

    Lee-Ann Wijtenburg Avatar Lee-Ann Wijtenburg
    March 10, 2022
  • The help i needed with my kids online life. I did two webinars that was very informative with useful tips and links to further help with managing kids online life. Will highly recommend them.

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    September 26, 2022
  • Looking forward to trying out the platform. On paper, it looks super-boss. I will write a more detailed review once I have everything running (5 kids, 7 nieces/nephews - all under 15)

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