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How technology is - and isn't - affecting your child's mental health

What do we know about the impact of digital technology on the mental health of our children? And how has the global pandemic intensified those effects? A new report identifies the key findings from a growing body of research, points to children most at risk and outlines what parents can do to help.

 
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Doxxing: What it is, and how to prevent it

Fanatical Taylor Swift fans vowed to get their revenge on a music critic whose review of her new album was insufficiently ecstatic. They posted the writer’s address and phone number on Twitter - resulting in an avalanche of online abuse ...

 
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Screens, sleep and self-regulation: Which kids are most at risk?

We are learning more every day about the impact of screen-time on our children’s minds and bodies - and that includes the link between screen use and sleep quality.

 
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Pre-pandemic, I was a parenting expert. Now I know better

Anya Kamenetz used to be so sure about what parents needed to do about screen-time. But that was B.C. - Before Coronavirus. 

 
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Can your postcode predict your kids' screen-time?

A major study has found socioeconomic status has an outsize impact on the amount of screen-time kids consume.

 
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Instagram is re-wiring your child's brain (and yours too)

Our devotion to the 'gram is quite literally changing the structure of our brains, and the implications for our mental health and wellbeing are profound - and sobering.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | instagram | Social Media | youtube | tiktok | age restrictions
Coming of age on social media: The 13+ age restriction and other fictions

Go on, admit it. Your ‘underage’ child has a social media account. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Social Media | sharenting
When social media divides families

The advice we’ve all heard a million times - “Think before you post!” - applies to family life as much as it does to friendship groups. 

 
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Are "digital headaches" a thing now?

A major healthcare company has just released a new pain-relief medication specifically targeting “digital headache.” But is it a real thing?

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