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It's "normal" to talk to randoms online, kids say

Interacting with strangers is an alarmingly regular occurrence among today’s schoolkids, a new study has found - while online sexual harassment has become the new normal for our girls. 

 
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Crack your teen's secret emoji code

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But which words may not always be clear … especially when it comes to teens and emojis. 

 
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The secret digital lives of Aussie teens

How many of us really know what our kids are experiencing online? New research from the eSafety Commissioner pulls back the virtual curtain. 

 
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Looking for a 100% kid-safe app? Sorry, there's no thing

Sooner or later, your child will see inappropriate content - or be contacted by strangers - no matter how kid-friendly the platform. That’s a fact of digital life.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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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