Screens & Quarantine: Digital Parenting in a Pandemic

A recent study (US) by NortonLifeLock, ‘Screens & Quarantine: Digital Parenting in a Pandemic,’ revealed the impact of the pandemic on children’s usage of devices at home. Unsurprisingly the results showed that 69% of parents said that their child’s screen time had increased, 60% saying they had no choice but to allow it, but 57%…

The Social Dilemma

The Netflix film, The Social Dilemma, should be obligatory viewing for every parent. Innocently, perhaps, most of us allow our children to indulge in social media in order to keep contact with friends. The truth behind these networks is far more sinister. Firstly, the sites are addictive, to quote Dr Anna Lembke, at Stanford University…

What comes first – technology or pedagogy?

The question of whether Pedagogy comes before Technology has been swept aside in the last six months as the latter has become a means to the end, rather than just an afterthought. While learning cannot take place without pedagogy, it can take place without technology. In the past technology was used under the premise that…