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Google launches Be Internet Awesome in the Philippines

November 27, 2021

 


MANILA, PHILIPPINES, NOVEMBER 23, 2021--Google has announced the official launch of Be Internet Awesome in the Philippines. 

Be Internet Awesome is Google’s free multifaceted program designed to teach kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and online safety. Particularly, it is focused on five important topics: how to be smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave on the internet. It contains several teaching materials and related resources that can help teach digital literacy concepts to children with the help of teachers and parents. 




"The internet is a crucial part of everyday life. For kids and students, it opens up many opportunities to play, learn, and connect. However, it also exposes them to risks that adults face too. With Be Internet Awesome, we hope to help parents and educators in promoting and teaching digital responsibility inside and outside of the classroom--to raise the next generation of netizens who’s more smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave online. We will continue to work closely with the Department of Education and other partners from across sectors to bring Be Internet Awesome to more students and communities nationwide," said Bernadette Nacario, Country Director of Google Philippines.




Together with the Department of Education (DepEd), Google implemented a pilot run of Be Internet Awesome in the Philippines to test it and gather feedback that could help improve the program further. The pilot run was conducted in more than 20 schools from across Antipolo, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Nueva Ecija. With over 50 teachers, a total of 2,014 students from grades four to eight were taught about the lessons of Be Internet Awesome. 

The results of the pilot run were encouraging. The students gave a high rating between 90% and 94% across key attributes of Be Internet Awesome. They said that it helped them learn valuable internet safety tips and it is essential for them to learn it in the digital age. Meanwhile, the teachers found the content highly relevant and said that they have more ideas to further build it. 


"Educating students about digital responsibility is imperative and using Google's Be Internet Awesome is an effective way to do this. We’d like to thank Google for launching an important program that will equip our teachers and parents with the accessible resources they need to teach digital citizenship. Coming from the success of the pilot run, this program holds great potential to educate more students nationwide. The Department of Education will continue to work closely with Google to potentially integrate Be Internet Awesome into the national curriculum so it can be formally taught in the classroom," said Leonor Magtolis Briones, Secretary of the Department of Education. 

Be Internet Awesome’s website in the Philippines is available in English and Filipino. Visit them to learn more about the program and access its resources. 





Stay FOCUSED! - The perfect supplement for your homeschoolers!

September 20, 2021

 


Hiya, mommies! Are you and your kids school-ready this coming School Year? I hope so!


One of the challenges every parent has to deal with during this pandemic is schooling. It’s challenging enough having to deal with regular school stuff but the sudden shift from physical schooling to homeschooling or distance learning probably raised our stress-level a few more bars. Diba?!


I know all of you can relate when I say that it’s been one crazy day having to juggle our day-to-day activities between house chores, work, homeschooling, zoom meetings and online classes, etc. Whew! But, despite all of that, our current situation forces us to spend more time with our family, building closer and meaningful relationships within our home.


Arya and I have already started with our homeschooling and she’s been exposed to a lot of digital screens since then. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m not the type of mom who is very strict with gadgets and all. I allow her to play on her iPad, console, mobile phone as long as she’s finished with her school work. She knows when to stop so it’s actually a reward system for us. But as we turn to Youtube for some of our lessons, I find it that she is more exposed than usual. I didn’t have to worry for too long though, thanks to FOCUS - a plant-based brain * eye power for our future-ready kids!



Focus Syrup

Focus syrup is a food supplement that helps improve our children’s memory and protects their eyes from high-energy blue light emitted by digital screens.


  • Made with plant-based active ingredients such as: Bacopa monniera, Centella asiatica, Lecithin, Choline, DHA, Lutemax 2020.

  • No parabens

  • No artificial coloring

  • No artificial sweeteners

  • Sweetened with stevia


Helps Improve Memory and Concentration

The powerful blend of ingredients works synergistically to make sure our child reaches their optimum learning capacity.



Protects Against Blue Light Damage

As kids engage with digital devices for a long period of time. FOCUS Syrup has Lutemax 2020 which is a clinically-proven to help prolonged exposure to blue light-emitting digital screens.


Supports Better Sleep Quality

Exposure to blue light can affect circadian rhythms by suppressing the secretion of melatonin. Studies show that sleep quality improved significantly within a 6-month supplementation of Lutemax 2020.



DID YOU KNOW?


10 YEARS OLD

The most common age for a FIlipino child to own a smartphone

82 HOURS

The average number of hours Filipino kids spend on the internet

8 OUT OF 10 KIDS

Choose the internet over TV

76 PERCENT

Percentage of Filipino kids who use tablets (the highest in the study)

*Source:https://www.gsma.com/publicpolicy/wp-content/upl-loads/2016/10/GSMA_Report_Childrens-use-of-mobile-phones-An-international-comparisons-2015.pdf



Focus is good for kids ages 3-12 years old. It is FDA-approved and has passed standards of safety and quality as it is a natural product that only contains ingredients that are proven effective and safe for use. Focus comes in natural caramel flavor and is sweetened with stevia.




Focus 60ml bottle has an SRP of Php 165 while the 120ml bottle has an SRP of Php 320.


Follow Focus PH official social media channels below!

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FocusPhilippines

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/focusphilippines/


Focus  Syrup is available in Mercury Drug as well as on your fave online shop here

Lazada: https://www.lazada.com.ph/shop/greenleaf-herbals-inc

Shopee: https://shopee.ph/greenleafherbals









Online Toy Shopping with KidsCompanyPH!

June 1, 2021


Hiya, mommies! How are you holding up since the start of the lockdown? How are our kids doing?
For myself and Arya, there have definitely been a lot of struggles and anxieties since I am still a full-time work-at-home mom and a homeschooling momma. 

But hey, I'm grateful that online shopping has been a breeze so whenever I and Arya are feeling bored, we just shop online!

Have you heard about #KidsCompanyPH? This online toy store from the Philippines is the official online store of Richprime Global Inc., one of the country's top toy and baby brand distributors in the country. Their brands include Barbie, Hot Wheels, Chicco, Joie, Nuna, Shopkins, VTech, Fisher-Price, and many more!


Shopping at #KidsCompanyPH puts my mind at ease. Not only am I sure that I will receive authentic brands but there's also a free shipping promo for Metro Manila orders above PHP 1,000! They also accept a wide range of payment methods which makes it more convenient for me as a shopper.

So if you're planning to shop for toys and playsets for your little ones, or to complete your nursery essentials, I'll show you 5 shopping hacks at #KidsCompanyPH that will save you money on your order!


1. You can get 15% off on your purchase!
Right off the bat, we'll let you in on a shopping hack that's mostly overlooked by us shoppers. When you subscribe to their newsletter, you will receive an email for a 15% welcome coupon code that you can use on regular-priced products on their website, excluding their New Arrivals, Pre-orders, items from Merchants, and items from Nuna and Masters of the Universe.
Now the trick here is you can use the coupon code even if it's not your first purchase. As long as the items in your cart are part of the inclusions of the code rule, you'll get 15% off of the total amount! Keep in mind though that the code is available only for a single use per account.


2. Or watch out for their 15% monthly coupon code!
If you missed out on their subscription code, you can score another 15% off code by just browsing their website, reading their newsletters, and scrolling through their social media accounts!


3. Markdown prices all year round!
Can't wait for the next sale? Why not enjoy discounts and markdown prices all year round! KidsCompanyPH manages 2 Facebook groups where they sell new merchandise with discounts and clearance items at a lower price. If you're looking for toys, join the KidsCompany Moms and Dads group. If you're looking for baby gears and infant toys, you can join the Richprime Mom Club group


Or if you want a lower markdown price and are not too particular with the packaging, you can join their KidsCompanyPH Dented Community on Viber where they post items as low as 70% off!


P.S: You can join both groups and the Dented Community if you like!


4. They reward loyal customers!
With their newly-launched Grow with KidsCo program, if you reach a minimum PHP 15,000 order for 1 year, you can join the rewards program and enjoy the following perks:


-A special coupon code for 15% off on regular-priced items excluding Nuna, MOTU, New Arrivals, items from Merchants, and Preorders.
-A separate coupon code for New Arrivals and Preorders at 10% off!
-Another 5% coupon code that you can add on top of sale items with a maximum discount of 30% off!
-A gift for your child on his/her birthday month!


Curious to know more about their loyalty program? Send them an email to marketingteam@kidscompany.com.ph to see if you qualify for their Grow with KidsCo membership!

5. Free gift wrap for orders above PHP 1,500!
At #KidsCompanyPH, they offer a gift-wrapping service that comes with a gift tag for only PHP 100. However, if you reach a single-receipt order of PHP 1,500, the gift-wrapping service is free! You can send a message to their chat agents to help you with this!




Keep in mind though that the gift-wrapping service is for one order and not for each item in your cart.


So that's it for my shopping hacks! Save money when you buy toys and baby items online at #KidsCompanyPH.


Have you tried shopping at #KidsCompanyPH? How's your shopping experience? Share in the comments below!