Cyberbullying reaching critical levels in South Africa



Lets face it. Our children are growing up in an environment where online activity is as, if not more important than real life interaction.

I know many parents that will never agree with me, but from their perspective, for their generation, social media activity and their online personas have become inseparable from their face-to-face personas.



In This Issue


Cleverblox: Grade 1 readiness skills

Cleverblox is a specially designed educational toy for children – fun to play with but also an invaluable tool to teach crucial fundamental concepts for school readiness during the early years.


The age of musical influence 

If you, like me, are passionate about music, it is more than likely that you will try to bestow your love for this magical thing on your children. And of course it is of utmost importance that you love the same music that you love.



Parents' ultimate guide to parental controls

Even if you've talked to your kids about screen-time limits and responsible online behaviour, it's still really tough to manage what they do when you're not there (and even when you are).

Here's everything you need to know about the wide array of parental control solutions

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Why vocabulary still matters

By Dr Lieb Liebenberg


At the beginning of each year, many parents wonder if there is something they can do to ensure that their kids will be successful in school, as they want to ensure that their children succeed in life. They know their best chance of achieving this is to obtain a post-school qualification or skill.


The more you read, the more you know



When is the last time you’ve read a book? Regardless of the format that you are reading in, reading is one of the most essential skills you can pass on to your children.


How the BELA Bill could affect home education learners

By: Professor Rita Niemann



Education officials are still finalising the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill, which is set to include some changes to the home education landscape in South Africa. This will particularly affect home education learners between the ages of seven and 15 years old (Grades 1 - 9).



Tablets: the tip if the iceberg for education

Public schools in South Africa can look forward to joining the digital education revolution as some of their private school counterparts have been experiencing for the past few years, but education experts have cautioned against a rush to provide tablets and other digital infrastructure before a solid strategy and fundamentals have been put in place.


The Hidden Value of a Teaching Qualification


What do Desmond Tutu, Oliver Tambo, Athol Fugard and Robert Sobukwe have in common, apart from their dedication to freedom in South Africa?



Young people need to study toward high demand occupations 


Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa must up its game to drastically increase the numbers of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) so it can participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).