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.
The people we follow on social media are not necessarily the ones we like, let alone admire. “Hate-following” is a thing.
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.
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.
Go on, admit it. Your ‘underage’ child has a social media account.
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.
It's not just how much screen-time we use. It's the way we use it.
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.
For more and more 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?