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When is it okay to turn a kid into a brand?

Social media careers are a top aspiration for Gen Z kids. And some - urged on by a new generation of ‘stage’ parents - are pursuing their dreams of digital fame and fortune before they can tie their own shoes.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Social Media | depression | loneliness
Our kids are more connected - yet lonelier - than ever before

Young people's loneliness has increased dramatically since 2012, according to new research. So has smartphone use. And that’s no coincidence, insist leading psychologists Jonathan Haidt and Jean M. Twenge.

 
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Doomscrolling: What it is, why we do it, how to stop

Compulsively reading negative news online wastes time and makes us feel awful. So why do we keep doing it - and how can we stop?

 
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How TikTok's funhouse mirror is distorting our kids' view of the world

TikTok's algorithm pushes vulnerable kids toward risky content and risky behaviours, from eating disorders to self-harm.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | phone addiction | smartphone addiction | self-control
Would you pay to limit your own social media screen-time?

We love our social platforms - but we also wish we spent less time on them.  A new study has found adult users are happy to pay for help in setting limits. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | digital learning | educational technology | classroom technology
"Constant overstimulation" affecting kids' learning

Teachers who've been observing concerning changes in students’ wellbeing aren’t imagining things. The constant overstimulation from screens - both at home and at school - is a big reason why. Could mindfulness training help?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | privacy | data breach | data mining | online privacy | data harvesting | digital code
Your child has less privacy online than kids in the US, UK & Ireland

Aussie kids are sitting ducks for targeted online ads and privacy pirates, and will remain so until we enact protective legislation.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | wireless headphones | noise-cancelling headphones | hearing loss | earbuds
Hearing loss trend is loud and clear, say experts

Our habit of plugging in - whether to music, podcasts or online games - is wreaking havoc with the delicate technology that comes as standard equipment on either side of our heads - aka, our ears.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | gaming apps | online gaming | Social Media | cyberbullying | school holidays
Which is a bigger worry for parents: COVID or cyberbullying?

A new study shows twice as many of us worry more about online bullying than we do about COVID, the economy or crime.

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