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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.

 
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Why Instagram is spending millions to target your 13-year-old

How does Big Tech really see your child? As a fledgling digital citizen to be nurtured?  Or a pipeline to ever-greater profits?

 
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Yes, the 'gram can be risky for teens. Here's how to keep it healthy.

Instagram can be dangerous territory for vulnerable teen girls. But you can ensure a healthier experience with these expert tips. 

 
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Instagram is coming for our kids

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?

 
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Instagram's NEW features: Everything parents need to know

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.

 
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Teach your child to be an upstander to bullying with these 3 steps

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.

 
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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. 

 
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Instagram is re-wiring your child's brain (and yours too)

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.

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