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Teachers
Dean McCoubrey

World Teachers’ Day: Our new program is here to “teach the teachers” about technology, social media, and digital potential

The rise of e-learning means educators need to upskill on digital risks while inspiring students to reach their ‘digital potential’ Today is World Teachers’ Day, and MySociaLife’s new program to ‘teach the teachers‘ about the latest challenges and opportunities of a life spent increasingly online, has just launched.  The best course for teachers this World

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Apps
Dean McCoubrey

Yik Yak Is Back: What You Need To Know

The infamous Yik Yak has resurfaced on the apple app store after a four-year hiatus. The once-popular app took its tumble after being blamed for cyberbullying, hate speech, and threats of violence. This time, Yik Yak has pledged to keep its users safe. What is Yik Yak? Yik Yak is a location-based anonymous social media

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Critical Thinking
Dean McCoubrey

TODAY, World Youth Skills Day: Unemployment driving unrest in South Africa

Is there a way we can reverse youth unemployment in this country?  In the midst of South Africa’s deep unrest, 15th July is World Youth Skills Day. Tragically, the country’s youth unemployment rate reached a new record of 32.6%, the highest since the quarterly labour force survey began in 2008, totalling 7.242 million people out of

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Cybersecurity
Dean McCoubrey

Online Safety Index highlights SA kids’ vulnerability

South Africa’s children are the second most likely in the world to be exposed to risky content, including violent or sexual content, second only to Thailand. This is according to the DQ Institute’s 2020 Child Online Safety Index (COSI) which helps nations better understand their children’s online safety status  The COSI also notes that South African children are

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Apps
Dean McCoubrey

Zigazoo, the new “TikTok” for kids. But, is it safe?!

Zigazoo is the new “TikTok” for kids. In a nutshell, it’s an education/entertainment app, which engages students in meaningful learning and problem-solving activities whilst entertaining them. It doesn’t seem so harmful, does it? But, is it safe for kids? The terms of service (but not the app description) clearly state that Zigazoo is meant to

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Cybersecurity
Dean McCoubrey

Media literacy. DTRT.

Do you know what LMIRL stands for in a WhatsApp or text? How about WTTP? Or PIR? The answers are “Let’s Meet In Real Life’ ‘Want To Trade Pictures?’ and ‘Parent in Room’. Smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, PCs and laptops, LTE, 5G, and WiFi have meant explosive access to the internet, especially for kids, who

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Critical Thinking
Dean McCoubrey

The effect of social media on the subconscious mind

We’re seen as social media and online safety experts, and we also help kids to move into exploration and excellence online. And in order to do that, we need to get them to understand what the media does to them, what impact it has on them, and what this visual world imprints into their consciousness.

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Parenting
Dean McCoubrey

Raising a Parent: What it means to consciously parent

– Article written by our conscious parenting consultant, Merishka Megnath It must be named that it is normal to feel overwhelmed in these unprecedented times. Overwhelm is a natural feeling in such uncertainty. There is global weathering of a pandemic that is changing our lives and these changes that are coming in thick and fast.

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