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Got learning devices? Get 'em ready for back-to-school starting NOW

The start of a new school year is the perfect time to introduce boundaries and reinforce responsibilities around kids’ device use. But don’t wait til summer fun is over to start laying the groundwork. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | smartphone | phubbing
How 'phubbing' hurts our relationships - and what to do about it

A growing body of research shows how the habit of looking at our phones - not the people around us - is affecting our relationships in subtle and unconscious ways.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | sleep | sleep deprivation
Screen-time and sleep (or lack thereof): What the science tells us

Getting a good night’s sleep, it seems, is going the way of AM radio and dial-up internet. But are screens really to blame? We examine the evidence.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage
New year, new smartphone: What your teen needs to know

So your teen got her heart’s desire for Christmas: a smartphone all her own. Now it’s time for a serious upgrade to her cyber safety. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | school holidays | gaming addiction | phone addiction
Are you using screens to manage behaviour?

We may dangle time on devices as a reward - or limit access as a punishment. But does it work as a long-term strategy?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | school holidays | gaming addiction | phone addiction
Screen-time hangover: The telltale signs your child may over the limit

It’s the eternal question of digital family life: How much screen-time is too much? The answer, say experts, lies in your child's behaviour.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | school holidays | boredom
This holiday season, give them the gift of boredom. (Really!)

Mounting scientific evidence shows kids need boredom to function at their highest levels. How fascinating is that?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | cyberbullying | digital parenting | connected parenting
The Harvard guide to great 'connected parenting'

Like it or not, we are all “connected parents” now, say Harvard experts Urs Gasser and John Palfrey. But while we shoulder a brand-new portfolio of responsibilities, we can still use traditional parenting strategies to get the job done.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | gaming addiction | gaming disorder | pandemic parenting
Top tips for keeping gaming fun - not feral - this holiday season

Forget the sugar plums. For today’s digital kids, it's visions of a shiny-new XBox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch that dance 'round their heads.

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