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COVID19 - KILLING TIME WITH KIDS ONLINE

COVID19 Dealing with the online issues for kids

Changes to everyday life due to the Coronavirus, we need to help our children adjust to the new and unfamiliar situation of the indefinite school and childcare creche closings. Disinfect devices, toys, and games your child touches. A recent study indicated that that on surfaces such as plastic, metal, and glass, Coronavirus could survive from two to nine hours. Apple has recently updated its guidelines on cleaning electronic devices.

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70 percent alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the hard nonporous surfaces of all your devices including iPhone and Laptops such as display, keyboard, or other external surfaces. Don't use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don't submerge your device in any cleaning agent. Don't use on fabric or leather surface.

 

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There are important steps parents can take to help safeguard their children's physical and mental health. Parents and children may find the necessary steps of changing hygiene habits, limiting screen time, limiting or blocking information on Coronavirus, and practising healthy social distancing very challenging.

Here are some helpful tips to consider:

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CONSIDER THEIR DOWNTIME

Depending on their age, your children will not have as much structure as they're used to when schools are open. And while you may be working at home through the school closing, kids are excited for a break from tests, homework and extracurricular schedules. This change in routine doesn't mean that they should run completely wild and free, though, so think of fun projects around the house or nurture a bucket list hobby to help them fill their days.
 

UPDATE YOUR FAMILY MEDIA CONTRACT

As things change, take another look at your household screen time rules. Consider new digital curfews and use common sense, be specific though. Consider not letting your kids on TikTok.


SCREEN TIME?

Now that your children are off school schedule, it is more important than ever to keep limits on screen time and monitor their screentime, reset the limits.

FILTER CORONAVIRUS TERMS ON ALL DEVICES

Consider limiting the amount of news currently, especially coronavirus updates. Filtering enables parents to either monitor their children's exposure to coronavirus information online or simply block it completely. It works across all browsers on iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.

DEVICE MEDIA-FREE FAMILY TIME

Many families are meeting each other again and many are enjoying their time together, which might force a great rethink on social media, screentime in general. Dinner time is a great place to start, and all family members need to place phones out of reach - including Mum and Dad.

MAKE SCREEN-FREE ZONES 

For example, the dining room, bathrooms, and bedrooms as rooms in the home for screen-free areas. Screen-free zones whelp your family not only target their screen time use in public locations, reducing the possibility of risky behaviour and enjoy time without screens
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LEARN TOGETHER

We encourage you to join forces with your child and learn together by discovering which apps and games are popular, fun, or helpful to use as a family. The time spent together will not only increase your knowledge base but will give you something to bond over with your kids. For information about which apps are safe for your kids to use, access our App Advisor.


MAKE THE MOST OF THE WARMER WEATHER

Consider getting outside and taking a family walk or hike. Try your best to add physical activity into your family's schedule. Consider requiring your children to have some type of physical activity (chores, walk, or active exercise) before having downtime online.


BE CONSISTENT

It's incredibly important to consistently monitor the amount of time your child spends in front of a screen. Depending on the age of your child, set an appropriate time limit and the content limit on the material your child is viewing. It's equally important that, as a parent, you ensure the material your child is viewing is age-appropriate and offers educational or social value.

BOOKS

Lets all of us re-discover the joy of reading from a book, with a cover and real pages with the kind of active learning you don't get on a phone

COMMON SENSE

There's no rule book on how best to parent during a pandemic. Communication is essential for establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with your child during this trying time. Make every effort to understand what your child is watching, why they like it, and what they're getting out of it.

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