Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

digital distractions

Unpacking ‘The Social Dilemma’

Oct 29, 2020
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The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma has garnered much attention in recent weeks,  in mainstream media and ironically on the social media platforms that were vilified in the documentary. The Social Dilemma proposes that social media companies manipulate users by using algorithms and persuasive design principles that result in ‘addiction’ to their platforms. It also suggests that […]

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Are You Suffering from ‘Attention Residue’?

Jul 1, 2020
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Many of us work in a perpetual state of distraction. A typical workday often entails switching between several work activities, including meetings and a plethora of digital disruptions. We may be working on a report and the ping of our email disrupts us. We may be engrossed in our team Zoom or Team call, but […]

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Why it’s hard for kids & teens to focus online

May 19, 2020
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The global health pandemic forced many students into remote, online learning. Whilst many students initially rejoiced at the idea of learning at home on their devices (sometimes in their PJs), they soon discovered that online learning was both exhausting and very different to learning at school, in-person. One of the chief things students have struggled […]

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Two simple strategies to eliminate email stress

Apr 5, 2020
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“My inbox is a disaster.” “I cannot get on top of my emails and I’m worried what my supervisor and clients will think.”  “I’m replying to emails at all kinds of crazy hours and I worry that makes me look inefficient and inept.” These are just some of the concerns I’ve heard from employees, entrepreneurs, […]

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How to work remotely and keep your sanity in tact as a parent

Mar 23, 2020
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The Coronavirus outbreak has thrust many of us into remote working situations, alongside our children and teens who may also be at home (and if it’s not a reality yet, it is imminent). As someone who’s worked at home for the past ten years, whilst raising three kids , I’ve learned a thing or two […]

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Is Email Making You Dumb?

Feb 11, 2020
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Many of us feel constantly tethered to our inboxes. We check email often whilst still in bed, between meetings, on the commute to and from work, at our kids’ sports training and often we do one last sweep of our inboxes before bed. Some of us even check our inboxes in the bathroom- referred to […]

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Simple ways to minimise distractions in your open plan office

Dec 12, 2019
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Many contemporary offices have adopted open plan office designs. These layouts can be a hotbed of disruptions and frustrations which impact on your productivity and wellbeing too. Research is now showing that open formats can result in a decline in productivity and don’t deliver on the promise to support collaboration. However, we’re unlikely to see […]

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Is Slack Making You Slack?

Sep 27, 2019
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Like many businesses today I use Slack on a daily basis and so does my virtual team. Slack has become a digital replica of our water cooler, it’s become the photocopy room and conference room, and it’s also by proxy a lunchroom where we share our personal updates. You may not use Slack but there […]

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The problem with social scrolling at work – and it’s not what you think

Aug 29, 2019
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Have you ever noticed you reach for your smartphone and start scrolling through LinkedIn, (or social media apps, or news websites) when you hit a ‘stuck point’ on a challenging task at work?  Some professionals are calling social media the 21st Century cigarette break. So why do we succumb to the social scroll (and other […]

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