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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.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Pornography | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | mental health
Mapping the human screenome

Stanford experts say your screenome is more important than your screen-time.

 
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Teens, screens and mental health

There's no magic formula for protecting teens' mental health in today's digital world. But a new study suggests a strategy that could be the key to keeping depression and anxiety at bay.  

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Social Media | mental health | anxiety
Tweens and teens rejecting social media? OMG!

It’s still early days, but experts say there are signs a backlash is building.

 
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As schools reopen, a disturbing "new normal" is putting kids at risk

Q: Since when did primary school become a place where your child could be bullied into sending nude photos - or receive hate-filled messages like “I am going to F-ing kill you”? 

 
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How technology is - and isn't - affecting your child's mental health

What do we know about the impact of digital technology on the mental health of our children? And how has the global pandemic intensified those effects? A new report identifies the key findings from a growing body of research, points to ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Social Media | cyberbullying | wellbeing | mental health | empathy | kindness
Experts' top tips for a kinder internet

Trolling. Cyberbullying. Revenge porn. Violence. Hate speech. Sometimes it seems the internet has turned empathy into an endangered species.

 
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Are screens a mental health risk at your child's school?

If BYOD and 1:1 device policies are in place - as they are in nearly every school across Australia - the answer is most likely ‘yes.’

 
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Alarm bells ringing for TikTok

Only a few weeks ago, the massively popular video-sharing app TikTok was hit by a whopping $5.7 fine for illegally harvesting the personal data of kids 13 and under.  

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