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Many parents are too embarrassed to talk about it ...

We know these things can happen when kids go online. But not our kids. So let's just say "We heard about a child who ..."

 
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Awkward! ... but necessary: Talking to your child about sexting

It’s one of the most uncomfortable parenting challenges the digital world has thrown at us - but getting all judge-y about it won’t solve the problem. Talking openly just might.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | sexting | peer pressure | nude images
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.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | sexting | peer pressure | nude images
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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Face the facts. Your teens are sexting.

Like it or not - and most parents absolutely hate it - sexting is a fact of life for today’s young people. And acknowledging that uncomfortable truth has prompted the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to take action.

 
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"Porn pressure" leading to sexting as early as Year 7

Kids are now sharing naked photos online as young as 11 and 12 - and so-called “porn pressure” is a likely reason why, say experts.

 
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Two cheers for sexting?

If sexting “is consensual and both teens want it and are OK with it, you are not going to see negative psychological health.” Or so insists the co-author of a major sexting study published last month in the prestigious Journal of the ...

 
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What parents need to know about sexting

Parents give their teens a smartphone so they can stay in contact with them. But, for teens it's the key to their social life.  Majority of teens just use their smartphones for social media or watching YouTube on the go, but with a camera ...

 
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What happens when young love turns sour in the digital age?

so much has changed since we had our first crush. teenage romances can have alarming outcomes when things turn sour. In her latest blog, our Education Manager and resident mummy blogger Jess shares her experiences from working at WA ...

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