Mask making project

I promised myself not to help the kids with doing their projects, homework, and assignments as much as possible because I want their parents to do it.  It will be a great bonding with them since their parents are both working.  They do not have much time to be with their kids and besides I am helping them since they are in grade school, now that they are in high school, it is now their time to help their kids with projects, homework, and assignments.  The niece has been asking me to help her with her project.  It is a mask making project.  I suggested making a simple one.  Think of a design that she likes.  I want her to squeeze her brain to think of a nice design.

The niece needs a mask for their classroom presentation.  A mask like in the masquerade party.  I do have the idea in mind because I have seen masquerade party in the movie but can’t decide on lively colors for the design.  To help me with the idea, I search it online.  I search for a simple mask design, with nice colors.  I do not want her to spend much for the designs or decoration that is why I want to make a simple one.  The mask is done and the niece is ready for their presentation.  I wish her the best of luck.  Indeed the technology will help us a lot in searching for ideas, ways and how’s when doing projects.

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Ready for her pre-course in school

The niece is in grade 9 and they have their pre-course.  She is a bit confuse of what she wants to take on her pre-course.  She is asking my opinion of the best pre-course to take after showing to me the pre-courses offered at their school.  If I were to decide I would like her to take the baking course.  It would be a perfect choice because it will surely help her if ever she wants to put up her own business in the future.  But, I must let her pick the course she likes.  It is best if she takes the course she likes so she will be enjoying doing it and will surely do well on the things she likes.  I do appreciate the niece on approaching me, it makes me feel special. 

Anyways, the niece took the computer related pre-course.  It is a good choice still and I wish her the best of luck.  She will be needing laptop, printer for school assignment and homework.  I am giving to her my old laptop, she just has to reformat it because it was infected by virus.  I did not bring it back to the technician who formatted it first because I opted to buy new one so the niece can use my old laptop.  Hopefully it will be reformatted because her pre-course class starts. Good luck to my niece and enjoy your pre-course and your life at school with your friends. 

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Summer class about computers

The niece took the examination to avail of the summer class about computers two months ago.  Luckily, she passed the examination and she can avail of the summer class.  However, it is not for free but because she passed the exam she will get a discount.  I read the program and it is nice because it will really help the niece to be more knowledgeable in computers.  If ever she will take computer related course in college, it would be easier for her because of the background she will get is she grabbed the summer class offered.  If this class offered when I am still studying I will surely grab it.

The class has nice sessions.  The niece showed to us the amount we are going to pay upon registration and the amount we have to pay every session.  The discount is already deducted.  Even though it has discount, still the amount is a bit high and the SIL do not like it.  To her, instead of spending money for the said summer class, it is best to save the money for the next school year.  She has a point, anyways the niece is only 11 years old.  The offer is good but the timing is not.  I am pretty sure that more opportunities will come her way.  The niece is sad because she really wanted to take the summer class for computers.  I guess this is not the right time.

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Cleaning her Facebook Friends

My niece is new to Facebook world.  Her classmate made her an account because I do not want to make one for her.  She got mad when I told her that she is too young to engage in social media life.  I told her that she has to wait when she turns 18 because this is the age required to make an account on Facebook.  And because her friends are into Facebook, she asked her friend to make her an account.  The niece now has Facebook account.  There is no use of arguing.  I just told her to be careful.  I warned her to be careful in adding friends because there are bad people on Facebook.  And there are rape cases happens because of the people they meet on Facebook (online).

Because I am worried of my niece I keep on checking his activities on social media.  I check her friends and post from time to time to make sure she is okay.  I also checked her friends especially her guy friends to make sure she is safe.  I am surprised because in just two months she has lots of friends compared to me.  I asked her if she knows all the friends she added on her list and she said no.  She has lots of guy friends she added and she did not know most of them.  They do not have mutual friends either.  I want to protect her from those bad people in Facebook (social media) so I told her to clean her Facebook friends.  She has to unfriend those she did not know.  I told her that it is best to stay connected with people she knows and do not just accept friend request from the people she did not know.

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Setting-up Twitter Account for Her

My niece has Facebook account.  She told me that it was her classmate who made an account for her since I refused to make her a Facebook account.  I refused because I do not want her to for she is young.  And her age is not qualified yet.  I told her that she has to wait till she reach the age of 18.  I do not want her to involve in this kind of social media account.  In short, I just want to protect her from those bad stuffs on social media.  But, she has an account now and there is nothing I can do.  I just have to watch her and supervise her.

Right now, she is very active in Facebook.  Chatting to her friends and classmates and updating pictures.  She is enjoying it.  I always reminded her of avoid opening links/video for her own good.  After Facebook, she now wants to have a Twitter account.  OMG!  She is bugging me for days.  So now, I am setting-up Twitter account for her.  She wants to be updated on the latest of her favorite love team ALDUB.  Yes, she is a fan.  A big fan to be exact.  My niece is very much active of these social media thing.  And I cannot stop her.  I guess I just have to double my supervision and being alert for her safety.

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