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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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Coming of age on social media: The 13+ age restriction and other fictions

Go on, admit it. Your ‘underage’ child has a social media account. 

 
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"Go get coronavirus and die": How cyberbullying has mutated, and what you can do about it

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.

 
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Instagram for babies: A smart guide for new parents

 

 
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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!)

 
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Is social media really making us sad and stupid?

Does social media make people feel lonelier? Or do lonely people spend more time on social media?

 
Parental Controls | teen safety | instagram | Social Media | teens on social media
"I bet you didn't know ...": The Instagram edition

Everybody knows Instagram is the photo-sharing app that kids love and parents … tolerate.

 
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Are your kids obsessed with 'likes' and followers?

Are your kids obsessed with 'likes' and followers? Need practical tips on how to manage social media in your household?

 
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Smartphones and sleepovers: Why even nice kids can go feral, and what to do about it

When journalist Susan Maushart decided to impose a six-month digital detox on her three teenagers, their first reaction (once the shrieking died down) was “But what about our friends?”

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