Parental Controls | Social Media | attention span | multitasking
Sexting under pressure: Everybody's doing it

Over half of young people don’t want to sext but do it anyway, putting themselves at risk for depression, anxiety and lowered self-esteem.

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | attention span | multitasking
Our incredible shrinking attention spans

When’s the last time you read a book from cover to cover? Watched an entire movie without checking your phone or tablet? Put in a solid seven-hour working day uninterrupted by your Facebook feed? Had a phone conversation without scrolling ...

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | school holidays | online pornography | communication
Can we talk?

Experts are 100% in agreement on this one. The most effective “parental control tool” is open communication. But how, exactly? We've hunted down the top tips for getting it right - and school holidays is the perfect time to start.  

 
Parental Controls | online gaming | Social Media | primary school | krunker
Krunker has landed - and it's got our kids in the crosshairs

Move over Fortnite. There’s a new free-for-all game that’s blowing up in schools and homes all over Australia. Think Call of Duty-style first-person shooter with a Roblox-like aesthetic that anybody can play free in their browser, on ...

 
Parental Controls | musical.ly | Social Media | tiktok | wellbeing | mental health | primary school
Alarm bells ringing for TikTok

Only a few weeks ago, the massively popular video-sharing app TikTok was hit by a whopping $5.7 fine for illegally harvesting the personal data of kids 13 and under.  

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | wellbeing | mental health | primary school
Mental health crisis in primary years linked to screen-time, social media

Primary school kids as young as five are self-harming, acting out and suffering from mood disorders at unheard-of rates - and social media and smartphones are being identified as a major contributing factor.

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | digital minimalism
Does your inbox spark joy?

To be distracted is to be human. But in today’s digital world, the opportunities for distraction have exploded - while our capacity to deal with them seems to diminish by the day. 

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | reading | ebook
Print or ebook - when it's story-time for kids, does it really matter?

New research  published this month in the prestigious journal Pediatrics found a decisive answer to that question.

 
Parental Controls | teen safety | instagram | Social Media | teens on social media
Is social media really making us sad and stupid?

Does social media make people feel lonelier? Or do lonely people spend more time on social media?

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