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But it slows down my internet! ... and other myths we hear from kids

Kids can be very clever when trying to persuade mum and dad that parental controls are a bad idea. Here are the facts you need to know - and share.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | Social Media | boundaries | digital disobedience
Digital defiance: How to keep your cool when kids break the rules

Digital rules are a bit like smartphone screens. Sooner or later, they’re going to get smashed. The important thing is how you handle the repairs.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Pornography | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | Social Media
Make your social media feed spark joy

The solution to healthy social media use isn’t about giving up your favourite platforms - it’s about learning how to engage more intentionally.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Social Media | digital literacy | critical thinking
Why teach our kids digital literacy (when they already run rings around us)?

There’s a big difference between technical proficiency and “digital literacy," say experts. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Social Media | mental health | anxiety
Tweens and teens rejecting social media? OMG!

It’s still early days, but experts say there are signs a backlash is building.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | instagram | Social Media
Teach your child to be an upstander to bullying with these 3 steps

Cyberbullying is on the rise. But we can arm our kids with practical strategies that will help them contain and combat harassment - to become “upstanders” not “bystanders” to online nastiness.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | instagram | Social Media | facebook | hate-following
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.

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