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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. 

 
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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. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Social Media | sharenting
When social media divides families

The advice we’ve all heard a million times - “Think before you post!” - applies to family life as much as it does to friendship groups. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Social Media | depression | anxiety | stress
Five easy ways to make screen-time healthier and more satisfying

It's not just how much screen-time we use. It's the way we use it.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Social Media | cyberbullying | online predators | tiktok
Kids are obsessed with TikTok. So are predators.

Instagram and Snapchat are sooo 2019. Today it’s all about TikTok, the Beijing-based streaming app that has upwards of 500 million active users. Problem is, kids aren't the only ones who can’t keep away.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Social Media | cyberbullying | back to school | online pornography | classroom management | digital learning
When back to school means back to screens

For more and more Aussie kids, this year’s back-to-school backpack will include a school-mandated device - and more and more of their classroom time will be spent on a screen. How concerned should we be?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Social Media | instant gratification | iGen | Generation Alpha
The 4 'rules for life' for today's digital kids

Do you have a child born since 2010? Experts are still waffling on what to call them - iGen? Generation Alpha? - but have identified four “rules for life” that set them apart. 

 
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One mum's jaw-dropping journey through TikTok

It’s just kids making music videos, right? Wrong.

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