Press the reset button on your kid’s online routine

COVID blew up our teens’ screen-time. It’s time to get them back on track. In the wake of the COVID pandemic, our children are facing a “generation-defining disruption” - and stratospheric increases in screen-time are significantly to blame, say experts. Now the question is, how do we press the reset button?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | preschoolers | screen-time guidelines
Bigger families face super-sized screen-time challenges

If you have more than one child - and statistics show 86 percent of families do - then managing screen-time can be double trouble. Or triple or quadruple or …

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | esafety | teens on social media | body image | bigorexia | boys wellbeing
'Bigorexia' a growing risk for today's boys

We’re starting to understand how social media can damage girls’ self-esteem - but what about our boys? New research finds disturbing evidence of equal opportunity risk for young males.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | esafety | online predators | metaverse
The metaverse: Brave new world - or an upgrade for predators?

Mixing kids and adult strangers in a self-moderated online environment ... What could possibly go wrong?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | esafety | gaming addiction | gaming disorder | video game addiction
Ex-gaming exec: I'm sorry for hooking your kid (and mine!)

A games designer turned digital wellness expert explains how carefully designed 'compulsion loops' can keep users craving more.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | esafety | Alexa | Amazon | Echo | Google Assistant | Siri
Are my kids safe with Alexa?

Virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant are an increasing presence in Australian homes. But exactly how safe are these newest members of today’s digital families? 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | esafety | cyberbullying | online pornography | violence | explicit content
Take off the blinkers, mum and dad

Too many Aussie parents are in the dark about the sex and violence kids see every day online, according to a new study by the eSafety Commissioner,

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | Social Media | conversations | listening
Is screen-time different for girls?

Is screen-time different for girls? Absolutely, according to new research  … and not in a good way.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | Social Media | conversations | listening
Sick of being the screen-time bad guy?

“Parenting a child in the digital age is an adventure in creativity,” says leading digital safety expert Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov.

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