Code9 Parent Blog

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

Our seven tips to kick you off for back to school safety

And just like that <insert hysterical laughter> it’s time, finally, for the kids to go back to school. It’s a time of mixed emotions and expense. On the one hand, we’re delighted to send our darlings back to school and to get back into routine, and on the other, it signals the beginning...

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Fortnite and Strangers

Recently on Facebook there was a post shared to a community page about the bad language strangers use on Fortnite and how kids are subjected to verbal abuse. Playing with strangers online should be a concern for parents as you just don't know what is being said and what your kids are being...

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Netflix for our Kids and Teens

As school holidays are upon us, those who have Netflix will no doubt notice that the kids are using it more than normal….and whilst a little TV time/Christmas movie viewing is a welcome respite at times, Netflix does have content that is more appropriate for adults than for teens and...

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3 Spooky and Scary Things about Disappearing Messages

Knowing and staying on top of what your child is doing online can feel scary. Let’s be honest at times it can feel impossible. Disappearing messages are normal for our kids but for many of us it can be a little spooky and difficult to get your head around. Personally, I find there’s nothing...

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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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