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The secret digital lives of Aussie teens

How many of us really know what our kids are experiencing online? New research from the eSafety Commissioner pulls back the virtual curtain. 

 
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Teens, screens and mental health

There's no magic formula for protecting teens' mental health in today's digital world. But a new study suggests a strategy that could be the key to keeping depression and anxiety at bay.  

 
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My Sunday social media detox

Recently I came across a guy called Tony Laulu and his organisation Digital Discipline. (OK, I admit it - I found him on Facebook!)

 
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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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"I bet you didn't know ...": The Instagram edition

Everybody knows Instagram is the photo-sharing app that kids love and parents … tolerate.

 
Parental Controls | teen safety | Social Media | teens on social media
Breakdown as breakthrough: When teens cross the line

When I used to think back on my own teenage years … frankly, I tried not to. It was too terrifying.

 
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Snapchat does it again. Now it's a porn channel inviting kids to "take your sex life to the next level"

A new X-rated channel that asks the question “Can we turn your phone into the best sex toy ever?” launched last week on social media app Snapchat - and it’s impossible for parents to turn it off.

 
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"13 Reasons Why, Season 2": 13 things to think about if your kids want to watch

It was last season’s teen TV phenomenon: a 13-part series exploring the fictional story-behind-the-story of a teenage suicide. Kids couldn’t get enough of it. Adults were outraged. In both cases, there were plenty of reasons why.

 
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"It’s your right as a parent": digital parenting advice from an ex-undercover detective

Do teenagers deserve privacy online? A former cybercrimes detective shares his view. Parents are often hesitant to monitor what their teens are doing online. "Isn't it like reading a private diary?" they wonder. "Not in the least," ...

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