Peer pressure for smartphone ownership is happening at ever-earlier ages. You don't want to leave them out of the loop. But you also don't want to buy into the madness. How to steer that middle course?
The start of a new school year is the perfect time to introduce boundaries and reinforce responsibilities around kids’ device use. But don’t wait til summer fun is over to start laying the groundwork.
A growing body of research shows how the habit of looking at our phones - not the people around us - is affecting our relationships in subtle and unconscious ways.
Australians spend more time looking at a screen than they do eating, commuting, exercising and getting ready for the day - combined. We spend more time on screens (averaging 9.4 hours daily) than we do sleeping (7.3 hours daily), according ...
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.
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.
If your teen is constantly online, it may simply be a sign of the times. But it might also be a red flag for deeper issues.
A new video chat app invites kids to send 15-second videos to strangers. What could possibly go wrong?
Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is so five minutes ago. Today, the cool kids are all excited about JOMO. Recently popularised by - of all people - the CEO of Google, JOMO is shorthand for the Joy of Missing Out.