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'Bigorexia' a growing risk for today's boys

We’re starting to understand how social media can damage girls’ self-esteem - but what about our boys? New research finds disturbing evidence of equal opportunity risk for young males.

 
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The metaverse: Brave new world - or an upgrade for predators?

Mixing kids and adult strangers in a self-moderated online environment ... What could possibly go wrong?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | esafety | gaming addiction | gaming disorder | video game addiction
Ex-gaming exec: I'm sorry for hooking your kid (and mine!)

A games designer turned digital wellness expert explains how carefully designed 'compulsion loops' can keep users craving more.

 
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Are my kids safe with Alexa?

Virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant are an increasing presence in Australian homes. But exactly how safe are these newest members of today’s digital families? 

 
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Take off the blinkers, mum and dad

Too many Aussie parents are in the dark about the sex and violence kids see every day online, according to a new study by the eSafety Commissioner,

 
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We don't allow under-age users ... and other myths tech companies hide behind

Social media companies are evading responsibility for kids' safety by pointing to official age restrictions - allowing abuse to children to go unaddressed.

 
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The six habits of highly successful parents

If only kids came with instructions, like a new appliance or an Ikea bookcase. But, alas, we are not that lucky.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | esafety | digital parenting | technology-facilitated online abuse
When domestic violence goes online - and kids get caught in the crossfire

What experts call "technology-facilitated domestic abuse" is on the rise across Australia, with worrying impacts for children.

 
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Specialists seek to ban 13 Reasons Why

'13 Reasons Why' is a recently launched Netflix series which deals with issues of teen rape, bullying and suicide. The 13-part series follows main protagonist Clay as he listens to 13 audio tapes left behind by Hannah to explain her ...

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