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Back-to-School Tech for Teens: 2023 Tips & Tools

Canadian kids are heading back to school in just a few days. For me, that means getting my son ready for his first year of high school with these 4 tech tips and tools for a smooth September.

Choose a backpack-friendly durable laptop

The ASUS Zenbook S 13 is the world’s slimmest laptop, just 1cm thin with a beautiful ASUS Lumina OLED display.  This durable laptop meets ultra-demanding military standard and is EPEAT® Gold registered product for a positive environmental impact. The ASUS Zenbook S 13 is Intel Evo™-verified, meaning it features all-day battery, blazing fast internet and connectivity speeds, instant wake, as well as incredible performance.

Set up a stress-free family printing station

Take the pain out of printing with the HP Smart Tank. This affordable and versatile printer helps my family manage all of our printing, scanning, and sharing needs thanks to the easy-to-use HP Smart App. The printer includes up to two years of ink in colour-coded mess-free bottles, which allows me and my son to print at a fraction of the cost. The HP Smart Tank 6000 series not only has automatic on/off features to conserve energy, it’s also made from recycled content!

Use an app to manage lunch money & more

The Mydoh app helps make it easier for students and families to get back into a more regular routine. Teens can earn money through tasks, spend responsibly using their Smart Cash Card, and save for the things they want with the Mydoh Savings Goals feature. Mydoh also offers Mydoh by Me, a unique customizable Smart Cash Card (Canada’s first personalized prepaid Visa card), which my son loves (he added his dog’s photo to his Mydoh Smart Cash Card). I also love that I can track his spending and lock his card if needed.

Get software to track screen time, location, & safety

For all of us parents with students at home, back to school means new friends, new experience and, unfortunately, new cyberthreats. Norton 360 Deluxe 5 Device is what I use to help protect our family’s devices from viruses, malware, spyware and phishing attempts. I can even schedule device screen time, and track my son’s location (for PCs/smartphones) so that I always know he’s safe.


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