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It's not the device - It's the dopamine

In a new book, a leading psychiatrist argues we are all addicts now -  with the smartphone the “modern-day hypodermic needle.” Are there ways to get clean without becoming a total tech hermit? You bet!

 
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How to host a (practically) phone-free playdate

When other children are invited to your home, leaving them to their own devices can be a recipe for trouble. But here’s another consideration: Almost certainly, it’ll be a lot less fun.

 
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Worried about their screen-time? Here's the four things NOT to say

The way we talk to our kids about their online habits can help or hinder in the quest for digital wellbeing.

 
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Would you pay to limit your own social media screen-time?

We love our social platforms - but we also wish we spent less time on them.  A new study has found adult users are happy to pay for help in setting limits. 

 
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Malicious apps disguised as games are targeting our kids

So many of our children are online almost constantly. So it was only a matter of time before scammers homed in. That time has come.

 
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Are you using screens to manage behaviour?

We may dangle time on devices as a reward - or limit access as a punishment. But does it work as a long-term strategy?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | school holidays | gaming addiction | phone addiction
Screen-time hangover: The telltale signs your child may over the limit

It’s the eternal question of digital family life: How much screen-time is too much? The answer, say experts, lies in your child's behaviour.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Pornography | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | gaming addiction | dopamine | phone addiction
Is your child stuck to a screen? Three simple ways to break the spell

Everybody knows how addictive our screens can be. But understanding why  can help us break the spell and start using technology more mindfully.

 
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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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