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"Houseparty" is off the hook right now: What parents need to know

Teen-targeted video-chatting app Houseparty has exploded over the past two weeks, as housebound kids turn to their screens to connect with friends. But privacy concerns abound, amid increasing reports of data breaches, geo-location risks and porn-bombing.

 
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The "new normal" brings new online risks for kids

In these difficult times, protecting your family’s health is a 24/7 commitment - and it’s not only their physical wellbeing you need to worry about. Their digital wellbeing is also under increasing threat, as interactions move online and ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | anxiety | homeschooling | online learning
"Never let a good crisis go to waste"

Winston Churchill’s famous observation - made during the bleakest days of World War II - have a lot to teach us today, as we grapple with the new normal of self-isolation and social distancing.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | anxiety | homeschooling | online learning
Juggling screen-time in the Age of Coronavirus, and other feats of extreme parenting

Chances are good both you and your partner are now working from home - and quite possibly trying to home-school the kids at the same time. We’re all more housebound right now  - seeing fewer friends and family and enjoying fewer outings.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | child pornography | paedophile | child exploitation | child predator
A third of child pornographers are ... children?!

Child abuse images online are increasingly being generated by kids themselves, in a heartbreaking bid for “likes.”

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | anxiety | coronavirus
Managing screen-time when everybody's stuck at home

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, schools have closed in more than 70 countries. Australia is not yet one of them. But infectious disease experts warn it’s a case of when, not if. 

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | anxiety | sleep deprivation
She's still struggling to get her son to sleep through ... and he's 17.

Research shows that the rate of sleep disorders among teens has nearly doubled since 2013. Experts say social media and phone use is significantly to blame.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety
"But I trust my child": 5 beliefs that may be putting your family at risk

There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to managing kids’ online activity. Before making up your mind about parental controls, you need to know the facts. 

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | sexual abuse of children | paedophile | child exploitation | child predator
Going rogue: Amateur paedophile hunters online

Should sites like TikTok allow paedophile hunting groups to stream video of alleged abusers? 

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