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Facebook is deleting a billion faceprints. Here's why you should care.

How does facial recognition work - and why do tech companies use it? How afraid should we be that tech companies can “recognise” us?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | facebook | roblox | metaverse | meta
Welcome to the Metaverse

Facebook has a brand-new corporate name, Meta, which is short for “metaverse.” But what on earth (or any other planet ...) IS a metaverse and why is it being called “the next digital frontier”? 

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | instagram | Social Media | facebook | teens on social media | mental health
Facebook and children’s wellbeing: What families need to know

A recent investigative journalism series, The Facebook Files by the Wall Street Journal, has shone a light on the insights Facebook has on how their products can cause harm to some of their youngest users.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | instagram | Social Media | facebook | hate-following
Hate-following: Why we love the drama

The people we follow on social media are not necessarily the ones we like, let alone admire. “Hate-following” is a thing.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | instagram | Social Media | facebook | self-harm | phone addiction
Teens hitting "dislike" on social media

If there's anything teens hate more than a lecture about screen-time, it's being bossed around and having their privacy invaded.  So imagine the shock when they realise that their favourite social media platforms are doing exactly that. 

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | facebook | privacy | online chat | advertising | data mining | Messenger Kids
Should you trust Facebook to protect your kids?

Facebook could not have chosen a better moment to launch its Messenger Kids app in 70 new countries - Australia included. Here's everything parents need to know.

 
Parental Controls | teen safety | instagram | Social Media | facebook | digital detox
My Sunday social media detox

Recently I came across a guy called Tony Laulu and his organisation Digital Discipline. (OK, I admit it - I found him on Facebook!)

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | facebook | privacy
What kind of social media sucker are you? Take the quiz and find out!

Everybody loves a good Facebook quiz. You know, “Which Game of Thrones character are you?” Which Disney villain Is actually your alter-ego?” “What kind of pet were you in your past life?”

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Social Media | facebook | smartphones | teens on social media | Pew research
Worried about social media? Your child may be too

Does it sometimes seem like your child spends every waking moment online?  It could be because she is.

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