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First smartphone under the tree? Get them off to the right start - right now!

This holiday season, many kids have only a single item on their wishlist: a smartphone. Should you give in to the pleading (“I neeeeeeed a phone!”) and the promises (“Of course you can trust me to be sensible!!!!!!”)? And if you do, what's ...

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | sleep | attention span | ADHD | sleep deprivation | teen brain
What do you do with a teen who can't sleep through?

Are they starting high school and still not sleeping through? Here’s what you need to know about the biology of teen sleep.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | attention span | instant gratification | ADHD
Does your child have trouble focusing? Welcome to the club

As a parent, you may feel in your gut that too much screen-time is shrinking your child’s attention span ... for everything but that favourite game or social media site, that is.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | family meals
The secrets to tech-free family mealtimes your kids will actually enjoy

Everybody knows family mealtimes should be a time for connection … with one another, NOT devices. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | online shopping | email safety
'Tis the season for email scams. Here's how not to get caught.

Life is complicated enough. Do you really need more than one email address? 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | digital grounding
Digital grounding: Should you ban screens as a punishment?

Roughly eight in ten parents use "digital grounding" as a discipline strategy. But how effective is it as a way to make kids behave?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | sexting | stranger danger | sexual abuse of children | nudes
It's "normal" to talk to randoms online, kids say

Interacting with strangers is an alarmingly regular occurrence among today’s schoolkids, a new study has found - while online sexual harassment has become the new normal for our girls. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | sleep | chronic disease | sitting
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.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety
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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