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The benefits of blogging for kids.

The internet is all everywhere and it really is for everyone - young and old. And when it comes to kids there are few better and more beneficial ways for children to experience the internet than through blogging. So, here's a guide to the wonderful world of blogging for kids. What is a blog? Firstly, let's start with the basics. What exactly is a blog? What is blogging? Who are these people that you've no doubt heard about, called bloggers? A blog (or 'weblog' to give it its full name) is a website on which the user, or 'blogger' regularly posts…

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How do computers influence children’s development?

The fact that computers have become widespread throughout the western world over the past two decades has (unsurprisingly) had a massive effect on the development of our children. At this stage almost every child has access to a computer. As a result…

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How to address cyber bullying.

Unfortunately bullying is a fact of life. That doesn't mean that it's acceptable in any way, shape or form, of course. It is important as teachers and parents that we recognise that it can be dealt with. We can do much to…

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How are computers used in primary schools around the world?

Many teachers and home-schooling parents are unsure about the best way to integrate computers into the curriculum. There is universal agreement that computer skills will play a vital part of any child's future. Children need to be fully computer and digitally literate…

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All about eye strain.

One of the most common complaints of frequent computer users is the pain caused by eye strain. Children suffer from eye strain just as much as adults, but do not usually detect this in themselves.   Staring at the computer monitor -…

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How to keep your kids safe online.

As your children grow older and more adventurous online, one matter grows increasingly important: how do I keep them safe? No doubt, it’s something you’ve already thought about, but many people are unsure how best to go about it. How protective can…

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Essential tips to keep your keyboard clean.

Your family computer’s keyboard is used by many different people. Sticky fingers, spilled drinks... It´s not hard to see the need to keep keyboards clean. Keyboards also act as safe havens for all sorts of household germs. Even if you avoid the…

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How can typing help people with dyslexia?

For many people who struggle with dyslexia, the world is an incredibly complicated place. The systems in place in much of modern society simply make each potential obstacle even more challenging. From the very beginning of our lives, we are all faced…

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Eight recommendations to learn touch typing

Touch typing is the ability to type without having to look at the keyboard. Once learned you will be able to always find the correct letter without thinking. It will feel as if your fingers always “magically” find the right key. The…

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