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Screen-time, smoking and chronic disease: What every Year 7 parent needs to know

A new Australian study finds today's Year 7s at increased risk for later health problems - and too much screen-time is a key factor.

 
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Too much? Or waaaaay too much? Expert advice on slaying the teen screen-time dragon

If every kid is different - and screen-time can mean almost anything - how can parents ever  find the screen-time sweet spot? An expert weighs in with a method that can help.

 
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Wait - so screen-time is 'harmless' now?

A recent study made headlines for suggesting screen-time harms were overrated. But a deeper dive reveals some serious flaws in the evidence.

 
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How gaming could take your child's future to the next level

As parents, we may equate gaming with mindless, repetitive, passive screen-time. In fact, today’s most popular games really challenge kids to develop vital life skills.

 
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'I think I can, I think I can': The power of self-efficacy

Belief in one's ability to succeed is the foundational mindset for a wide range of positive traits.

 
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Kids who stand up to cyberbullying can save lives

Student peers are generally the perpetrators of cyberbullying, but they are also “often the first line of defense to bullying,” a new report finds. 

 
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Facebook is deleting a billion faceprints. Here's why you should care.

How does facial recognition work - and why do tech companies use it? How afraid should we be that tech companies can “recognise” us?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | facebook | roblox | metaverse | meta
Welcome to the Metaverse

Facebook has a brand-new corporate name, Meta, which is short for “metaverse.” But what on earth (or any other planet ...) IS a metaverse and why is it being called “the next digital frontier”? 

 
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Facebook and children’s wellbeing: What families need to know

A recent investigative journalism series, The Facebook Files by the Wall Street Journal, has shone a light on the insights Facebook has on how their products can cause harm to some of their youngest users.

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