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Kids consistently exposed to 'stomach-churning' content in 2021

A study that tracked the online activity of nearly six million kids, found 90% of teens and two-thirds of tweens consistently encountered "stomach-churning" messages around drugs, sex, and self-harm.

 
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Will your child's 'digital hangover' lead to school refusal?

Experts are warning of a coming wave of school refusal - and kids who suffer from a ‘digital hangover’ are at special risk.

 
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Trauma dumping 101: What is is, and why it hurts

Sharing trauma without permission, in an inappropriate place and time, to someone who may not have the capacity to process it. That’s trauma dumping.

 
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Tweens and teens rejecting social media? OMG!

It’s still early days, but experts say there are signs a backlash is building.

 
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Will Animal Crossing Save Our Kids?

The blockbuster Nintendo Switch game is being lauded as a much-needed refuge from real-world chaos.

 
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Five easy ways to make screen-time healthier and more satisfying

It's not just how much screen-time we use. It's the way we use it.

 
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"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.

 
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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.

 
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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. 

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