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Which is a bigger worry for parents: COVID or cyberbullying?

A new study shows twice as many of us worry more about online bullying than we do about COVID, the economy or crime.

 
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Don't let devices wreck your holiday

A holiday is a time for your family to connect with one another - and with the real world around you. Yet devices have a way of muscling in to take centre stage. Preventing that takes a bit of advance planning and a little bit of willpower.

 
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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?

 
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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 | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | school holidays | boredom
This holiday season, give them the gift of boredom. (Really!)

Mounting scientific evidence shows kids need boredom to function at their highest levels. How fascinating is that?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | school holidays | health | fitness | obesity
Warning: School holidays may be dangerous to your child's health

That’s the conclusion of a new Australian study that found kids were likely to gain weight and lose fitness during school holiday periods.

 
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When is it safe to leave them home alone?

Living in a connected world makes it easier - and harder - to decide.

 
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Happy Unboxing Day! Why kids love watching other kids open toys

Scratch your head all you like, but there’s no denying the hypnotic power of the unboxing YouTube video for a generation of digital children. Experts explain - or try to!

 
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Retrain your brain - and theirs - to read deeply

Do you find you skim where you used to, well, read?  Welcome to the club. Reading in the age of social media has retrained our brains - and our attention spans - to take text in snack-sized bites. But the good news is, you can increase ...

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