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'Bigorexia' a growing risk for today's boys

We’re starting to understand how social media can damage girls’ self-esteem - but what about our boys? New research finds disturbing evidence of equal opportunity risk for young males.

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | instagram | Social Media | facebook | teens on social media | mental health
Facebook and children’s wellbeing: What families need to know

A recent investigative journalism series, The Facebook Files by the Wall Street Journal, has shone a light on the insights Facebook has on how their products can cause harm to some of their youngest users.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | online safety | teens on social media | eating disorders | body image
Is social media *really* a problem for your child?

Social media isn’t a problem for every kid - only some of them.  Five conversation starters from the American Academy of Pediatrics will help you figure out if yours is one.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | sexting | teens on social media | drugs | emoji
Crack your teen's secret emoji code

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But which words may not always be clear … especially when it comes to teens and emojis. 

 
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 | Pornography | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | teen safety | sexting | cyberbullying | teens on social media
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. 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Pornography | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | teen safety | teens on social media | mental health
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.  

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | digital parenting | teens on social media | mental health | tweens
As schools reopen, a disturbing "new normal" is putting kids at risk

Q: Since when did primary school become a place where your child could be bullied into sending nude photos - or receive hate-filled messages like “I am going to F-ing kill you”? 

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | digital parenting | teens on social media | mental health | tweens
How technology is - and isn't - affecting your child's mental health

What do we know about the impact of digital technology on the mental health of our children? And how has the global pandemic intensified those effects? A new report identifies the key findings from a growing body of research, points to ...

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