Tooled Up Education

Snapchat: Your Questions Answered

Snapchat has become one of the most popular social media platforms among teens and young people use it to communicate with their friends every day. As a parent, it’s important to understand what Snapchat is, how it works, and how it can impact your child’s online experience. This article aims to address common questions and provide important information to help you navigate Snapchat in the context of your family.

Researcher of the Month: Is Heavy Gaming Detrimental to Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing? Dr Simona Skripkauskaite Fills Us In

Should we worry if our teens spend hours a day gaming? New research shows that for the majority of teens, heavy gaming is not detrimental to their wellbeing and might even have a positive relationship with it. However, it also shows that there are a small number of teens for whom heavy gaming is associated with poor wellbeing. Dr Simona Skripkauskaite, our Researcher of the Month for February 2023, chats to us about her new study and what these findings mean for parents.

TikTok: Your Questions Answered

The short-form, video-sharing app TikTok is hugely popular among teens which leaves us, parents, with a fair amount of questions about the infamous platform. Is it safe? What are the age restrictions? Are there any settings that can help protect my child from harmful content? We’ve got you covered and created this resource to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

Menstrual Cycle Tracking Apps & Products for Teens

Understanding more about their menstrual cycle can help young people manage symptoms more effectively. Help your teen to tool up with this list of the best innovations in menstrual cycle tracking apps and sustainable, comfortable, confidence-boosting period products that are highly suitable for younger girls.

Cultivating Good Gaming Habits: Tips for Parents

Does gaming feel like a battleground in your home? Here are our top 10 tips to help ensure that gaming is a fun and beneficial part of your child’s life and not a source of conflict.

Dr Weston Talks with Andy Robertson: The Benefits of Gaming

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to gaming and family technology expert Andy Robertson. They discuss all of the positive learning opportunities that games can offer and the optimal ways to engage with children about their digital world. They explore games which promote critical thinking, empathy and better communication and examine how the skills developed through gaming can translate to other scenarios.

Christmas Screen Use

Sometimes during Christmas holidays, our family rules about our children’s use of digital tech might slide. This resource helps parents think about what might be optimal over the holiday period.

50 Questions to Ask Your Teen about Their Digital Diet

We know that effective communication between parent and child can promote better life satisfaction among young people. By having regular little chats, we invest in our children’s digital resilience and hopefully shape their thinking too! Here is a list of questions you can dip into from time to time to kickstart these important conversations.