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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. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | digital learning | educational technology | classroom technology
"Constant overstimulation" affecting kids' learning

Teachers who've been observing concerning changes in students’ wellbeing aren’t imagining things. The constant overstimulation from screens - both at home and at school - is a big reason why. Could mindfulness training help?

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | privacy | data breach | data mining | online privacy | data harvesting | digital code
Your child has less privacy online than kids in the US, UK & Ireland

Aussie kids are sitting ducks for targeted online ads and privacy pirates, and will remain so until we enact protective legislation.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | wireless headphones | noise-cancelling headphones | hearing loss | earbuds
Hearing loss trend is loud and clear, say experts

Our habit of plugging in - whether to music, podcasts or online games - is wreaking havoc with the delicate technology that comes as standard equipment on either side of our heads - aka, our ears.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | gaming apps | online gaming | Social Media | cyberbullying | school holidays
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.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | school holidays
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.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | cyberbullying | conversations | online pornography | child predator
How NOT to talk to your child about online safety

Having difficult conversations with our kids is ... well, difficult. And having difficult conversations about staying safe and healthy online is arguably the most difficult parenting feat of them all.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online gaming | Fortnite | healthy gaming
Why Fortnite has been crowned The King of Dopamine Hits

It’s a cultural phenomenon - and if you have a school-aged child, you’ve probably watched it unfold in miniature before your very eyes. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | sleep | sleep deprivation | bedtime
Calling all middle-school parents: It may be now or never to set screen-time limits

If you have a middle-schooler who loves their devices - and don’t they all? - you need to be across new findings that show that right now is the best time to set limits on screen-time, especially when it comes to bedtime use. 

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