"You think about any traditional sports such as boxing or soccer, it's about big muscle groups … But you also have this other system called fine motor skills," Dr Steven Conway, a senior lecturer in gaming and interactivity at Swinburne University, told the ABC. … [Read more...] about How esports went from child’s play to a multi-million-dollar global juggernaut
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By informal definition, a digital citizen is one who is ethical, has control over the time spent on the Internet and stays safe online while helping others to stay safe and secure. With summer holidays round the corner, do look out for camps conducting digital citizenship programmes. Or, check out some online platforms that teach children to be internet-safe. Privacy Playground, NetSmartzKids and Common Sense Digital Passport are a few sites that through games and activities, educate children to be mindful users. … [Read more...] about Are we being responsible Netizens?
Closer home, Noopur Raghunath came up with the idea for eKavach in early 2013, after being part of a conversation about cyber-security and children at a social gathering. “Being a parent myself, I observe and understand how the challenges in parenting are evolving,” she says. Her award-winning app offers a variety of features, including location-based child monitoring, remote control of apps on a child’s device, the facility to define internet usage timings, real-time alerts when a set boundary is breached, emergency child notifications (with geo-location) and more. … [Read more...] about Trust issues and parental control apps: a guide to keeping your kids safe online