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How NOT to go square-eyed while WFH

It’s not only our kids who need screen-time management. So do us grown-ups who find ourselves working from home - quite possibly into the foreseeable future.

 
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Scrolling through the years

How many years of our lives will we spend staring at a screen?

 
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Will violent games make my child violent?

Lingering coronavirus restrictions have seen kids’ gaming time go next level. Experts are still debating what all those hours spent in virtual battle doing to their brains.

 
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TikTok just got safer ... in theory

Young people can’t get enough of TikTok - and with good reason. But it makes parents nervous - also with good reason. Now, the app has launched a range of safety features designed to address mounting privacy and abuse concerns. 

 
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Screen-time can be a lifeline ...

Cyber experts have long maintained that “screen-time ain’t screen-time” - in other words, that the quality of our kids’ online experiences matters as much as the quantity.

 
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Concerned about sexting? Be the 'Askable Parent'

When it comes to teens and sexting, many parents’ advice comes down to three little words: “Just say no.” But experts agree that dialogue - not sweeping parental pronouncements - is the best way to keep young people safe and sensible ...

 
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Choosing great content for younger kids

It seems like every game and app out there is describing itself as “educational” these days. So how can parents choose the best content? Experts have devised a simple model that can help.

 
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Should you trust Facebook to protect your kids?

Facebook could not have chosen a better moment to launch its Messenger Kids app in 70 new countries - Australia included. Here's everything parents need to know.

 
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How safe is that webcam?

Are we more at risk now that we’re using our webcams more? Absolutely, say experts. Here’s what you can do to protect your privacy.

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