Parental Controls | Screen time | sexting | online pornography | peer pressure

Many parents are too embarrassed to talk about it ...

We know these things can happen when kids go online. But not our kids. So let's just say "We heard about a child who ..."

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Social Media | cyberbullying | back to school | online pornography | classroom management | digital learning
When back to school means back to screens

For more and more Aussie kids, this year’s back-to-school backpack will include a school-mandated device - and more and more of their classroom time will be spent on a screen. How concerned should we be?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online pornography | consent | sex education
Talk to your son about sex. He knows less than you think.

When’s the last time you had a conversation with your teenage son about what it means to be a caring, respectful sexual partner? Or what “consent” means - and how alcohol affects it? Or how catcalling girls, or referring to them as ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | christmas | school holidays | online pornography
We know what they did last summer - do you?

Last year's summer holidays posed big dangers for kids online. Even when they didn’t go looking for trouble, Family Zone figures show, trouble came looking for them. This year’s numbers are expected to go even higher.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online predators | online pornography | child pornography | sexual abuse of children
Child sex abuse online "at breaking point"

The amount of child exploitation material online has doubled in the past year. What on earth is going on?

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | school holidays | online pornography | communication
Can we talk?

Experts are 100% in agreement on this one. The most effective “parental control tool” is open communication. But how, exactly? We've hunted down the top tips for getting it right - and school holidays is the perfect time to start.  

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | online gaming | online pornography | erectile dysfunction
How online porn is impacting a generation

He was only in Year 12 but had already been struggling for many years with pornography. In his own words, he believed himself to be addicted. Over the years, he told me, the material he was viewing gradually became more and more intense ...

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | sexting | online predators | online pornography
Face the facts. Your teens are sexting.

Like it or not - and most parents absolutely hate it - sexting is a fact of life for today’s young people. And acknowledging that uncomfortable truth has prompted the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to take action.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Social Media | online pornography | hate speech | violence
Where do kids really go when they go online?

Mobile devices - smartphones that slip into a backpocket and tablets that tuck into schoolbags - have allowed kids to inhabit a digital world largely invisible to the grown-ups - and seemingly impossible to supervise.

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