Kids and Technology

Your Kid Deals With Way More Racism Than You Realize

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - More than one in three Canadian kids said they read racist or sexist content online on a daily or weekly basis, according to a new study.But...

Turn Off Your Parenting Apps and Enjoy Actual Parenting

BabyPost | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Living
BabyPost

Technological innovations are making it impossible to ever stop parenting. With real-time updates, disconnecting from your parental obligations, even for a short time, becomes a struggle. And let's be honest, everyone needs a little "me" time, especially busy moms and dads. Perhaps it is time to put down our baby-related technology, take a step back and take in the joys of parenting.

You Won't Believe How Many 9-Year-Olds Have Their Own Cellphone

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A survey of more than 5,400 Canadian kids in grades 4 through 11 found a majority had their own cellphone, while nearly one in four of the y...

Let's All Listen to Louis C.K. - Kids and Phones Don't Mix

Lydia Lovric | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

Louis C.K. is a successful comedian who can afford to buy his kids practically anything. So it is a refreshing surprise to learn that there is one thing for which he refuses to open his wallet: cell phones for his children. Comedians can be modern-day philosophers and Louis C.K. has brilliantly nailed it. This touted technology is riddled with problems, especially in the hands of still-developing children and teens.

Should a Kindergartener Have an iPad?

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

The new iPad mini is the perfect size for my junior kindergartener. However, does a JK really warrant owning a computer? I tend to think not. Already it seems there is this mad scramble going on to ensure that our kids are equally if not more tech-savvy than their peers. There is plenty of time to hone his keypad skills but the window for developing his imagination seems to close a little every day.

New Family Rule: Ditch Distractions at the Dinner Table

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Technology has invaded our dinner space with television, tablets, and of course the constant use of smartphones, with email and texting. Eliminate the distractions and start talking. Mom and dad need to be the role models for this behaviour, so put away the phone before you sit down at the table, and make it a family rule.

How Technology Is Changing Your Kid's Education

Mike Rizkalla | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Business
Mike Rizkalla

Education is undergoing a huge paradigm shift, not just a facelift. Kids choose the experiences they enjoy. They seek knowledge and education in subject areas they choose -- and that's only the start. Even the concept of the expert is changing, people are deciding who they want to learn from. More and more, the people and institutions and corporations who deliver education are understanding that students are demanding to be at the centre of the user and educational experience.

Seven Ways Technology Is Affecting Our Children

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Not only are we enamored with the ability to send and receive information in a digital format, but our children are equally smitten. I hear more and more parents bemoaning the fact that they're not able to retrieve their iPad or laptop from their young child who is busy surfing the web, watching videos or playing games on the device. Here are the top seven ways that digital technology has affected our children -- the good and the bad.

Does Your Kid Really Need An iPad?

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada Living

As kids across the country are settling back into school, their parents have no doubt equipped them with binders, protractors and pencil crayons, as t...