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When is it okay to turn a kid into a brand?

Social media careers are a top aspiration for Gen Z kids. And some - urged on by a new generation of ‘stage’ parents - are pursuing their dreams of digital fame and fortune before they can tie their own shoes.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Social Media | depression | loneliness
Our kids are more connected - yet lonelier - than ever before

Young people's loneliness has increased dramatically since 2012, according to new research. So has smartphone use. And that’s no coincidence, insist leading psychologists Jonathan Haidt and Jean M. Twenge.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | gaming apps | online gaming | Social Media | cyberbullying | school holidays
Which is a bigger worry for parents: COVID or cyberbullying?

A new study shows twice as many of us worry more about online bullying than we do about COVID, the economy or crime.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Social Media | teens on social media | digital erasure | the right to be forgotten
Have our kids lost the 'right to make mistakes'?

What our kids post on social media is forever. Calls for 'digital erasure' could change all that.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Social Media | cyberbullying | nudes | adult online harassment
The 'alarming new normal' in online harm - and how to tackle it

Online harm and abuse were supercharged in 2020 - setting the scene for an “alarming new normal.”

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online gaming | Social Media | gaming addiction | compulsive use
When to stress about their gaming - and when to relax

True gaming addiction is rare and extreme.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Social Media | Generation Alpha | up-ageing
Generation Alpha: What will their future be?

Do you have a child aged 11 or under? Here’s what you need to know about the habits and values of the generation born into the Age of Instagram - and the future they’ll face.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Social Media | privacy | tiktok | digital consent
New alarm bells ringing for TikTok

Another week, another worry. The clock always seems to be ticking for TikTok, the world’s most popular video-sharing app for today’s kids.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Social Media | privacy | data mining | iphone
The iPhone apps that stalk us

We use our phone apps for everything nowadays. And they, in turn, are using us. But a new feature offers greater transparency into how it happens - and how to protect ourselves and our data. 

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