Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | christmas | school holidays | working families
Preventing screen-time blowout: A holiday guide for working families

When both parents are working over the holidays, how the heck are you supposed to manage screen-time?

 
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 | 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 | school holidays | brain | neuroplasticity
Is screen-time literally shrinking your child's brain?

Are three hours a day on screens damaging your child’s brain? How about six hours a day? And what if they’re online pretty well constantly?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | school holidays
Holiday screen-time survival tips

The holidays are just around the corner. Don’t let screen-time battles get in the way of your kids’ good times - or yours either ;)

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | christmas | school holidays | smartphone | FZ ONE
My 9-year-old wants a smartphone. We want to keep her safe. But how?

A couple of weeks ago, my nine-year-old launched a lobbying campaign to persuade her dad and me that she really, really, REALLY needed her own smartphone for Christmas. But we really, really, REALLY need to keep her safe.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | christmas | school holidays | smartphone | FZ ONE
My 9-year-old wants a smartphone. Now what?

When my nine-year-old told me she was learning to write “persuasive text,” it never occurred to me she’d use her new skills to lobby for a smartphone.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | christmas | school holidays
Buying a device for Christmas? Experts recommend 5 things to consider FIRST

This holiday season, many kids have only a single item on their wishlist: a new device. But buying a smartphone, tablet or laptop is a big decision for parents. How can you be sure you're making the right one?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | kids games | school holidays | privacy
There's no such thing as a free app

They may not come with an upfront cost, but those “free” games may be profiting from your child’s personal data, selling it to the highest bidder in an increasingly cut-throat digital marketplace.

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