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    How to Keep Our Kids Safe Online

    The internet is a wonderful thing. It has given everyone in the world instant access to an endless supply of knowledge and entertainment. But like most things in this world, it has a dark side. Over time, the internet has proven useful for education, businesses, and has helped everyone become more productive. If there’s anything we don’t know, we can easily find information about it using our favourite search engines. We can now instantly communicate with our loved ones, friends or even potential business partners and clients, regardless of the distance between us. Some countries have drastically reduced the usage of cash because of electronic or online banking.  We can even shop online from our own homes! The list of things you can do is just endless!     The freedom and power brought by the internet to everyone meant that it was only a matter of time until it was used inappropriately. It has given rise to countless dangers. Just recently, a twisted online game called The Momo Challenge started sweeping through the internet. Hackers are using a terrifying sculpture of a woman-bird hybrid in order to threaten and scare people into harming themselves. Want to do something to protect your loved ones? We’re here to help! They say that knowledge is power, so let’s start with that. If we know more about what we’re up against, then we’ll be better equipped to handle and prevent situations involving these dangers. This is the reason why so many people are taking part in public awareness campaigns for various issues. Below is a list of some of the things you might encounter online. Malware There are numerous kinds of malware, but spyware is one of the most troublesome. It infiltrates your device and steals sensitive information, including your bank accounts and passwords. You can get malware by opening links or attachments from unknown or spoofed emails, by downloading files and applications from malicious sites, or from malicious online ads. Whenever your children download something, you should always check if they are doing so from a trusted source. Cyber bullying The regular type of bullying ends when a child leaves the school. Sometimes, teachers and parents can even intervene to put an end to certain bullying incidents. However, the same cannot be said when it comes to cyber bullying. Even when a child goes home, the bullying resumes as soon as they connect to the internet. Be sure to to take steps to find out what your children are being exposed to on social media websites and chat apps. Scams Communication became easy thanks to the internet. This means scammers can easily contact you and your loved ones. Most of them offer attractive rewards in exchange for information. Children can easily be tricked into sharing sensitive information, like their parents’ IDs and credit card info. Make sure that your child understands that they shouldn’t share any information like this and that these kinds of people cannot be trusted. Sexual predators Predators can Read more [...]

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    Sydney Speaking School – Learning by doing

    “The pen is mightier than the sword.” This metonymic adage implies that the written word can be powerful, but this doesn’t mean that words become less effective once spoken. Depending on how you speak, the impact of phrases and sentences can be a thousand times better than what it would be as a slogan on the wall. This highlights the importance of confidence and public speaking. With these skills, people will be able to better handle various situations and they’ll have the ability to accomplish almost anything they aim for in the future. In this regard, Sydney Speaking School aims to give YOUR CHILDREN a head start. Sydney Speaking School was founded in response to the lack of good quality education in public speaking and debating for school students on the North Shore of Sydney in 2014. It eventually gave birth to the organisation that we now know as Speaking Schools Australasia, which has numerous students across NSW, the ACT, and abroad.   The teachers and coaches of SSA understand how hard it can be to build the confidence to speak and they’re more than happy to go the extra mile in order to help your children get over their fears. The school’s student-centred teaching philosophy can be summarised using three words, Safe, Fun, and Educational.   Sydney Speaking School offers holiday workshops and term programs in both debating and public speaking for both primary and high school students. They offers courses which: are for everyone, regardless of background, skill or experience; are based on the philosophy of “learning by doing” to bring out the charismatic speaker within every student; and are taught in a welcoming atmosphere to a small class, by experienced coaches who are able to regularly give individualised feedback. What are you waiting for? Check out Sydney Speaking School! This is THE place to go in order to secure a better and happier future for your children. Learn more about the programs they offer and find out which is best for your children by visiting their website. Please follow and like us:

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    Best Things to do in Perth with kids

    Looking for fun family activities in the beautiful city of Perth? Say no more! We’ll give you the best things you can do in Perth with your kids. Some of the top attractions and activities include visiting Scitech, hopping aboard rides at Adventure World, and exploring Yanchep National Park. Check out the list below for more.     Top 10 Attractions in Perth Top 10 Indoor Activites in Perth Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Perth   Top 10 Attractions in Perth   1     Connect with nature at the Kings Park and Botanic Garden  Perth CBD Bond with your loved ones as you explore the wonderful Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Your children will have a wonderful time at the Rio Tinto Naturescape, the Saw Avenue Amphitheatre, and the Lotterywest Family Area’s Ivey Watson Playground. There are also plenty of picnic tables and electric barbecues, as well as various areas you can explore by foot or by bike. It’s also home to the Aboriginal Art Gallery, and a shop showcasing high quality contemporary Australian craft and design, so be sure to check those out as well. Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005, Australia Kings Park     2   Experience the exciting rides and attractions at Adventure World  Bibra Lake Have a unique experience at Adventure World, Perth’s only theme park/water park. They have rides and attractions that will satisfy the thrillseekers of all ages. The best ones include the Goliath, Kingdom Falls, Tidal Wave, and the Grand Prix Race Track. Under 3s go free. 351 Progress Dr, Bibra Lake WA 6163, Australia Adventure World     3   Check out historic objects at Fremantle Prison  Fremantle This former prison turned museum has several interesting events and displays. Don’t miss wonderful exhibitions such as Insider Art, and Protest and Unrest. Be sure to check out events like Behind the Scenes:Fremantle Prison Collection, or History of Aboriginal Incarceration at Fremantle Prison if possible. Only a gold coin donation is required for entry. Take note that the tour isn’t suitable for children below the age of 12. 1 The Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia Fremantle Prison     4   Appreciate the beauty of nature at Yanchep National Park  Yanchep Have a relaxing day with your loved ones at the Yanchep National Park. Visit koalas, go on picnics, observe kangaroos, explore walk trails, watch birds, and play golf. You can also go camping at the Henry White Oval, explore the park’s numerous caves, or go on the Trees Adventure. Yanchep Beach Rd &, Indian Ocean Dr, Yanchep WA 6035, Australia Yanchep Park     5   Nurture your creativity at Art Gallery of WA  Central Perth Appreciate art and learn more about the stories behind artists and their work at Art Gallery of WA. They have art trails, children’s labels, family tours, artist-led workshops, and community events that are specifically designed with children and families in mind. Be sure to check out awesome exhibitions like WA Now – Andrew Nicholls Hyperkulturemia, Desert Read more [...]

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    Fun Things to do in New York with Kids

    Top 20 Attractions in New York Top 20 Indoor Family Activities in New York Top 10 Outdoor Family Activities in New York TOP 20 Attractions in New York 1   Learn more about animals and plants at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)  Upper West Side Manhattan The AMNH has numerous exhibits and it would be a good idea for you to pick and choose which ones match your family’s interests. Kids love the museum’s dinosaur exhibition and the Discovery Room. It also has plenty of restaurants and shops that have a wide variety of educational toys and inexpensive treats. Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024, United States Click here for more info. 2   Go on the City Sightseeing New York Hop-on Hop-off Ferry Tour  Chelsea Get unbeatable views of classic attractions, including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. 455 12th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA Click for more info. 3   Check out at large vehicles and equipment at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum  Hell’s Kitchen Explore the Intrepid aircraft carrier, look at vintage planes, a guided missile submarine and a space shuttle. Kids would love The Exploreum, which is full of interactive fun. Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, United States Click for more info. 4   Observe aquatic creatures at the New York Aquarium  Southern Brooklyn Develop and nurture your children’s interest in ocean wildlife by going to the New York Aquarium. The Aquatheater, the sea otters, sharks, penguins and other creatures will surely entertain your children. Children 2 years old and under go free. 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA Click for more info. 5   Go on dance parties and different rides at Playland Park  Rye Playland Park has a wide variety of rides that will entice children and adults alike. Take part in events regularly hosted by the theme park, including dance parties, sports themed shows, and many more. You can even join Hansel and Gretel in their search for their heart’s desire, candy. Children 2 years old and below go free. Westchester residents can also go in as a spectator for free. Under 2s go free. 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580, USA Click for more info. 6   Entertain yourselves with Luna Park Coney Island’s wide variety of rides and games  Southern Brooklyn Take part in several basketball-themed games, the Tube Dash Splash, the Ring Toss, and many more. Their famous rides include the Coney Island Cyclone, the Soaring Eagle and the Thunderbolt. Luna Park is currently expanding and will open on April 6, 2019. Check out their website to plan your visit. 1000 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA Click for more info. 7   Nurture your creativity at The Museum of Modern Art  Midtown Manhattan MoMa has extraordinary exhibitions and a collection of modern and contemporary art. Their shops also feature common items with innovative designs. Children 16 years old and under Read more [...]

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