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Screen-time is causing headaches. Literally.

The bad news? There’s clear evidence that excessive screen time is a leading cause of eyestrain and headache in young people. The good news? There’s a lot you can do to prevent it.

 
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Zoom is blasting off: But how safe is it for my child?

If you think self-isolation is hard right now - and heaven knows it is - just imagine where we’d be without video-calling. Services like Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts and a host of others are making it possible for us to connect ...

 
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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 ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | cyberbullying | scam | fake news | homeschooling | online learning | zoombombing
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.

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