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Hey Siri - Can you do my homework?

Four out of five teachers say today’s students are struggling to focus on their academic work, according to a major new Australian study - and the distractions offered by digital technology are likely to blame.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | sleep | distraction | eyesight | blue light
Shining a light on "Dark Mode"

Tech titans from Apple and Google to Instagram and Twitter are touting “dark mode” as the latest digital must-have.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | digital parenting | distraction
The superpower your digital kid needs most of all

In the future, there will be two kinds of people in the world. Those who allow their attention - and their lives - be controlled by outside forces. And those who proudly call themselves “indistractable.” Which will your child grow up to be?

 
Screen time | Cyber Safety | digital parenting | distraction | technoference
Play with me, not with your phone!

“I hate my mum’s phone and I wish she never had one!”

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | online gaming | online chat | distraction | violence
Stop worrying about Fortnite. Start worrying about Apex Legends.

Fortnite - or upstart competitor Apex Legends? Who will be the last game standing?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | in app purchases | Fortnite | distraction
How can "free" games like Fortnite earn billions?

Sick of Fortnite yet? More than 125 million gamers worldwide beg to differ. The addictive battle game has been dominating the gaming world ever since its release in September last year - and shows no sign of surrender.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | distraction | deception apps | burner phones | location tracker
Now you see it, now you don't

There are any number of very simple ways kids can throw the proverbial cloak of invisibility over their online life. Here are a few of them.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Social Media | teens on social media | hazard apps | distraction
If you're the parent of a teen, here are the 5 apps you need to know about right now

It can be a full-time job keeping up with the latest teen apps. Here's a cheat sheet on what's hot - and worrying - right now.    VORA “Got [a] new app, Vora,” enthuses a pro-ana Instagram post alongside a screenshot of six consecutive ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | smartphones | classroom management | distraction
Is it time to ban phones from our schools?

Some 90 percent of Australian students admit to using devices in class, and research shows kids get better marks in personal-tech-free zones. So should schools ban phones outright?

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