Why the way our children watch screens matters

Due to the pandemic children have been forced into a new relationship with technology. From March, in many countries of the world, this was the only link to an education, be it in the form of a laptop, chromebook or tablet (for the lucky ones) or via TV or radio programmes, in much of the…

Almost 7 out of 10 teenagers consume pornography

Covid-19 has increased the importance – even necessity –  of having technology in education. However, this does come at some cost. Both local and national governments have been scrambling to buy hardware to provide to children (causing a massive backlog in the supply chain) but are only focusing on the device and not the software…

The Apple Event 2020 announce Family Setup

We were very pleased to see the Apple Event 2020 announce a new feature, Family Setup, which enables a parent to pair their own phone to a child’s Apple watch and stay in touch by phone, or text message. To quote Apple it “enables greater independence for your kid. You get safety communication features in…

Education critical to build a more resilient society

The OECD just published a report, The Impact of COVID-19 on Education: Insights from Education at a Glance, analysing the impact of the pandemic. One of the major questions facing governments is regarding the “allocation of public funds as economic growth slows, tax incomes decline and healthcare and welfare costs rise”. Vocational qualifications, that were…

2020 Deloitte back-to-school survey

Deloitte´s annual back-to-school survey looking at consumers’ spending patterns (in the US) for 2020 is quite different from previous ones. The major impact on this has been the choice of channel and also costs involved, “about half of consumers feel safe going to the store, and over one-third of parents are concerned about making upcoming…