Better kids sleep for better health

Digital Health, Digital Use, Family Management

You might have read the first part of this series on family management where we introduce Scrum for families. The outcome of one of my family meetings (which there were two of) is the need to wake up my daughter on time to start her morning routine. We found Apple’s Bedtime to be useful. So […]

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Scrum for Families

Family Management

What is Scrum and what does it have to do with families? From the Scrum Guide: “Scrum is a process framework that has been used to manage work on complex products since the early 1990s. Scrum is not a process, technique, or definitive method. Rather, it is a framework within which you can employ various […]

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Setting up Apple’s Family Sharing

Desktop, Family Management, Internet Security, Mobile

One approach I have found very useful when managing my children’s Apple devices is Apple’s Family Sharing. As they say “prevention is better than cure ( an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure)” certainly applies here. I get to decide whether my child will be allowed to install Apps from the Apple […]

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Getting out of password hell


Internet Security

One constant pain point for all users, regardless of your technical expertise, is managing the passwords for the vast number of sites you can accumulate over the years. With a family, suddenly this can grow exponentially with every addition of a family member. Throw in the guidelines for password strength of memorised passwords, as recommended […]

June 30, 2017

YouTube Kids


Entertainment, Internet Security

Unknown to the some, Google has age requirements on Google Accounts which technically prevent children from using most of the Google services. There has been development in the area via Googles Family Link which now supports the creation of Google Accounts for children. One application which can really be a lifesaver for many parents who’s children are currently using […]

April 17, 2017

Installing Roblox on a Mac


Games, Install Guide

Roblox can be installed on many platforms and as Roblox stipulate “…you can access ROBLOX on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Amazon Devices, and Xbox One”. At the bottom of the page there are many link Roblox software for the platforms, this guide has been produced to to help you get started on the installation for a […]

March 12, 2017

A parents introduction to Roblox


Games, Internet Security

ROBLOX is a game development, publishing, and gameplay platform that allows people of all ages to create games and share them with an audience of game players. Every day, virtual explorers come to ROBLOX to create adventures, play games, role play, and learn with their friends in a family-friendly, immersive, 3D environment. In ROBLOX, all […]

March 11, 2017

Children’s safety on the internet


Cyberbullying, Internet Security

Children’s safety on the internet covers such a broad area and everyones circumstances are different. This article aims to cover the major areas with suggestions on how you can approach children on this topic. Context for children, what is the internet? Before you explain the potential threats using the internet its a good idea to […]

March 4, 2017

Securing web browsing for your child (Google Chrome)


Desktop

*** UPDATE This document is no longer current, refer to the update from Google: We’re writing to you because you created a Chrome Supervised User in the past. Since we launched Chrome Supervised Users in beta preview over four years ago, Chrome and the way we use computing devices have evolved significantly. We’ve learned a […]

March 4, 2017