A child-friendly version of Instagram promises to “help kids keep up with their friends, discover new hobbies and interests, and more!” But beyond the spin, what will it really mean for our children?
Insta has just turned 10 - and to celebrate the social media behemoth has released a swag of new features. But how will they affect your child’s digital health and wellbeing? Here’s everything parents need to know.
Cyberbullying is on the rise. But we can arm our kids with practical strategies that will help them contain and combat harassment - to become “upstanders” not “bystanders” to online nastiness.
The people we follow on social media are not necessarily the ones we like, let alone admire. “Hate-following” is a thing.
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.
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.
Go on, admit it. Your ‘underage’ child has a social media account.
Cyberbullying has bloomed like an out-of-control virus during the COVID-19 pandemic. But in this case, handwashing - or for that matter handwringing - won’t help protect them. Social-media distancing, on the other hand, just might.