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Hate-following: Why we love the drama

The people we follow on social media are not necessarily the ones we like, let alone admire. “Hate-following” is a thing.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | instagram | Social Media | facebook | self-harm | phone addiction
Teens hitting "dislike" on social media

If there's anything teens hate more than a lecture about screen-time, it's being bossed around and having their privacy invaded.  So imagine the shock when they realise that their favourite social media platforms are doing exactly that. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | instagram | Social Media | teen brain | neuroscience | dopamine
Instagram is re-wiring your child's brain (and yours too)

Our devotion to the 'gram is quite literally changing the structure of our brains, and the implications for our mental health and wellbeing are profound - and sobering.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | instagram | Social Media | youtube | tiktok | age restrictions
Coming of age on social media: The 13+ age restriction and other fictions

Go on, admit it. Your ‘underage’ child has a social media account. 

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | snapchat | Yolo | anonymous apps
Unmasking anonymous Snapchat app YOLO

When Yolo launched in May 2019, it zoomed to number one on the iTunes downloads chart. Today, it’s still in the top 100, with 10 million active users. Is your child one of them?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online safety | snapchat | tinder | dating app | digital wellbeing | Hoop
Hoop: The newest Tinder-for-teens app blowing up on Snapchat

Getting kids to share personal info with strangers is the whole point of new dating app Hoop. What could possibly go wrong?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | snapchat | instagram | cyberbullying | online pornography | Fortnite | tiktok | peer pressure | sleepover
Smartphones and sleepovers: Why even nice kids can go feral, and what to do about it

When journalist Susan Maushart decided to impose a six-month digital detox on her three teenagers, their first reaction (once the shrieking died down) was “But what about our friends?”

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | teen safety | snapchat | online pornography
Snapchat does it again. Now it's a porn channel inviting kids to "take your sex life to the next level"

A new X-rated channel that asks the question “Can we turn your phone into the best sex toy ever?” launched last week on social media app Snapchat - and it’s impossible for parents to turn it off.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Cyber Safety | snapchat | Social Media | digital parenting
What on earth is a "Snapstreak"?

Snapchat.

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