Code9 Parent Blog

Code9 Parent is an online program for parents on the social media apps and games your children use.

Apple Screen Time "Hack" and what you can do.

Is your kid one of those kids who can get around the tech rules you have in place? "Hack the system" so to speak? With the recent release of the iOS12 update many parents thought they could finally have a little more control on screen time by locking it down on the device. Yes you can, and its...

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Kids love a challenge

Kids love a challenge…and if it's a bit risky, well then, it’s even more attractive. It’s part of being a teenager to look for new experiences and to challenge yourself against your peers. We’ve done it, it’s just when we were doing it there was no one taking videos to upload to Youtube. Do...

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​Musical.ly is gone and here comes Tik Tok.

This month (Aug 2018) Musical.ly was officially integrated into the immensely popular Chinese app Tik Tok, after being bought by them at the end of last year. In what felt like an overnight change it was announced that Musical.ly was no more and that the next time the app updated it would...

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​7 apps to get your kids outside

Are your kids always online? Are you keen to get them outside these holidays but without it turning into a drama? Our darling digital kids don't like to be offline so how do we get our digital natives outside? Well there’s the old school way of turfing them outside, locking the door and saying...

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Apps every Parent of a Teen should know.

Not all social media apps are bad – in fact many are very useful, functional, education and just good old fun! Technology is a massive influencer in all our lives now, and our digital native kids are living this first hand in a way we sometime can’t really appreciate. Our job as the...

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​ROBLOX is a hit with many of our kids…. But what is it and is it safe?

Roblox is a huge online platform (with 12 million monthly active users and rising) where players can create and interact in what its makers describe as "immersive 3D worlds." And it’s free…..sort of. Players create an avatar for themselves and are given a small amount of digital money to rent a...

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Snapchat Birthday Settings are Important

UPDATE: After just 1 week the show was cancelled after an avalanche of complaints and child advocates who took to social media to voice their concerns. On Friday Cosmopolitan Magazine launched its new Snapchat channel Cosmo After Dark. It's an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every...

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YouTube Kids introduces more options for Parents

YouTube Kids introduces more options for Parents. YouTube is one of the most used social media platforms by children, but you already know that 😊. For many of our kids, YouTube has replaced TV as their “go to place” to be entertained. However, one of the struggles with YouTube is that there is a...

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Fortnite Battle Royale - the latest online game sensation for our children

FORTNITE - Battle Royale Review If you have a child over 8 then there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the online game sensation Fortnite. It was released last year and has been steadily growing in popularity with more 40 million players worldwide. For many kids this game is their...

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3 Ways to Manage Your Child’s Online Life

Does it seem like your child always has a screen in front of them? If it’s not a laptop or iPad for school, then it's a phone or an iPad at home for relaxation, or they’re on the laptop/ desktop to play games or watch YouTube – when you add it all up, that’s a lot of screen time. Essentially,...

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