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Mistakes Grow Your Brain

Psychologist Jason Moser studied the neural mechanisms that operate in people’s brains when they make mistakes (Moser et al., 2011). Moser and his group found something fascinating. When we make a mistake, synapses fire. A synapse is an electrical signal that moves between parts of the brain when learning occurs. Moser found that when people …

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Tackling Online Hate

Internet Matters have some really good advice to support children and young people, which includes facts and statistics, why hate speech is so dangerous, the law and much more. Very useful to discuss with children to open up those all-important dialogues. Here is the guide.

World Book Day

Last week Date Palm celebrated World Book Day with fun-packed activities throughout the day promoting a pleasure of reading. The children were excited to dress up as their favourite characters and they eagerly shared their favourite books with their class. Previous Next

Welcome Back

We are very pleased with how resilient and positive our children have been throughout the  lockdown period. From coping with school closure and the absence of friends to navigating the world of online learning, the children have embraced every change with a positive attitude. It has been wonderful to welcome children back to school this …

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YouTube Explore

This was totally unexpected, we’ve all been wishing for more (and better) parental controls on YouTube for years. The main YouTube service is supposedly for users 13+ and yet YouTube Kids is for very young children, which leaves a pretty big age gap in the middle.  Called a ‘supervised experience’, YouTube state these new features …

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National Online Safety App

FREE Online Safety App for Parents & Educators! 📱 National Online Safety are excited to launch their FREE mobile app, giving parents access to instant information about the latest apps, games, devices & more. Download for apple Download for android More information

In-Game Purchases

76% of children and young people between the ages 10-16 say that online games try to make you spend as much money as possible. But do you know your loot boxes from dark nudges? The 5Rights Foundation have put together some wonderful information and I’m sharing it with you as the information can be a …

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8 Tips for Online Safety During Lockdown

With the new lockdown restrictions in place, it’s likely that kids (and adults!) will continue to spend more time online over the next few weeks. Whether it’s for school work, connecting with friends or playing games, Net Aware has everything you need to know to help keep them safe. Read their top tips here.