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Safe Social Networking Sites for Kids

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in | 0 comments

Nowadays, many kids draw little distinction between online life and real life. Popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are designed to be used by people who are above the age of 13 years because they don’t provide a safe environment for children. According to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), children under the age of 13 years are not allowed to open accounts in some websites. But many children bypass this law even on sites that enforce it by simply adjusting their birthday. It is very clear that many kids want to access social media and evidence suggests that they will do so even if it means going against COPPA. But are there social networking sites for kids? The answer is yes. Below is a list top 3 safe social networking sites that are designed specifically for children. Club Penguin This social networking site is owned by Disney and it is designed to be used by children aged between 6 and 14.This social site allows children to interact using penguin avatars in a moderate and safe atmosphere where kids can decorate their igloos, play games and make friends with other kids around the world. Parents are allowed More Info »

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Follow SchoolHub On Instagram

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in | 0 comments

Check out some of our recent Instagram photos. We would love to see you on there. Please feel free to follow us and add your comments. Here are a few recent images we have posted:

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Top 5 Educational IOS Apps For Children

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in | 0 comments

With the boom in technology, learning has been made easier. Things have turned from the pure theory to the real and experienced. The impact of technology in many fields has seen the current generation learn new things easily than in earlier times. Children don’t really need to go to class in order to learn. Developments in both education and technology have led to the development and creation of IOS apps to spice up the learning process. There are numerous programs out there that were created with educational materials for children. If your children have access to a tablet, then it is advisable for you to get these educational apps for them. Click on the app name to visit the app on the Apple Store. This is my body – Anatomy for Kids (US$1.99, Rated 4+, AppStore User Rating: 3) Every kid wants to understand something about their body. This app was created to offer the required anatomy facts to teach children in a simple and funny way. Nearly everyone takes body science to be difficult, but with this app, that will be long gone. It has unique sets that allow children to directly view details of the human body system. More Info »

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Do you actually use your schools mobile app?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in | 0 comments

Many schools are jumping on to the app bandwagon. What’s your thoughts? Is this something that is useful for parents? or is this a total waste of time?

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Healthy Eating Recipes For Kids

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in | 0 comments

These days it’s hard to find something fun for kids to eat that is: Healthy Quick to make Tasty Most supermarkets have snack pack ideas crammed with sugar, oils and other things you can’t even pronounce. Here’s a few tips on how your kids can eat a good balanced diet from a young age. Note that sometimes it is okay to eat chocolate cake for breakfast because as they say… you only live once and kids need some fun. So, how do you compete with the bright lights of McDonalds? You don’t, you join them. Create your own takeaway menu at home for the school term. Sit down and start creating. Create a logo because kids (like adults) associate labels to things. Create your own logo they will be proud of and associate with good food. Work out what meals will be for home, in the car, at school, and which ones you will be creating for takeaway. This way you can divide the choices up easily. Remember not every meal has to follow this because after all takeaway is a “sometimes” thing. Choose 5 recipes (you can add more later) that you want to make. They need to be fun More Info »

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Year 7 Could Be Merged Into High School

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in | 0 comments

Should Liberals win the State Election in March, year 7 could be merged into high school. This is a move that they say will help students access specialised teaching earlier to deliver better results. Steven Marshall, the opposition leader, said that the transition would most likely happen as early as 2016. This would be done after conducting an audit of all the state schools to find out if they have the capacity to take on new extra students. How it will happen The restructure will be phased in for about 8 years. Additional funding from the government would be provided so that schools can build more space as well as get more teachers. Opposition also say that the move will also aim at producing smaller year 7 class sizes. Western Australia and Queensland have already decided to adapt this method in 2011 and the changes will be implemented from 2015. State Government has however ruled out the move, which sets up a substantial point when it comes to the differences over education between the two major parties before the state goes for election on March 15th. Why do Liberals support this move? This is the second major education policy that More Info »

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The Top 5 Tablet Devices For Kids

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in | 0 comments

If you have children, you know how quickly they grasp touch screen technology. It’s not surprising that more and more parents are looking at tablets to either educate or simply entertain their children. But which tablet device is best for your child? It’s a combination of price, features, safety, and usability that will win the “tablet for kids” choice award. Here is what PC Advisor had to say about tablets for kids: (These prices are in pounds but these products are available in Australia too) So there it is, the number #1 tablet device for kids. Kindle Fire HD

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