54 days ago

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS AND TEENS SAFE ONLINE: 4 MOBILE APPS PARENTS SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR

Adam Worley from

How to Keep your Kids and Teens Safe Online: 4 Mobile Apps Parents Should Watch Out For
These days, it’s next to impossible to keep kids off the internet. Fact is, you can’t keep an eye on them all day either. Whether you like it or not, teens and kids will always find a way to get online.

It can be worrying for parents, there’s a lot to be alarmed about and it’s not just exposure to inappropriate texts and videos, but also the dangers of online predators.

Yet, the internet is ubiquitous, we need it for many everyday things from learning, shopping and communicating. We can only hope when young people are online they have it in themselves to make good decisions about what they choose to see, visit and interact on the internet.

Besides, isn’t that what good parenting is all about? Guiding one’s offspring to make better choices instead of limiting their play time or their innate curiosity.

Truth is, you can’t rely on age restrictions to keep your child off an app or social media site. There are many kids out there with active Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Here’s the thing, as a parent, do everything you can to protect your kids online. Parental involvement decreases online risks for children.

Here are some tips you can do to create a safe space for your kids online:

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9 hours ago

What's On: September/October school holiday programme

Lucy from Onehunga

Onehunga library and Community Centre have joined forces to come up with a take home activity booklet for school holidays.  For details contact on 09 377 0209
September/October school holiday programme
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7 days ago

Elliott Stables eateries served notice to pay rent or lose lease

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Community News

Half of the struggling eateries at central Auckland's Elliott Stables dining village have been served notices to pay rent and operating expenses in arrears of tens of thousands of dollars each or possibly lose their leases.

Five out of 11 owners received notices between September 4 and September 8, with some being delivered to their homes and accountants, as well as their eateries.

With personal guarantees on their leases, the businesses are worried landlord The Icon Group will effectively take their homes to recoup its losses.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, eateries at Elliott Stables said they have been “crippled” by the pandemic.

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2 days ago

Clothes Rack

Alison from Ponsonby

Hello Neighbours,
Does anyone have one of these to give away or very cheap - I just want it to arrange some clothes on it for a garage sale, then I will give it away.
Thanks, Alison