Parental Controls | Screen time | Cyber Safety | Social Media | parenting | digital parenting | teens on social media
Who's more at risk from social media - girls or boys?

Every other day, it seems, there’s a scary headline linking social media with mental health risks. So you probably won’t be shocked to hear that yet another major study has found a strong link between heavy social media use and depression ...

 
Parental Controls | Cyber Safety | parenting | teens on social media | digital detox
I banned my kids from their devices for six months. Here's what I learned.

I don’t like the term “digital detox” - even though I was one of the first people to popularise it.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Social Media | teens on social media | hazard apps | distraction
If you're the parent of a teen, here are the 5 apps you need to know about right now

It can be a full-time job keeping up with the latest teen apps. Here's a cheat sheet on what's hot - and worrying - right now.    VORA “Got [a] new app, Vora,” enthuses a pro-ana Instagram post alongside a screenshot of six consecutive ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | digital parenting | teens on social media
The ultimate threat

Two-thirds of parents say their “ultimate threat” is taking away their child’s devices. But does it work?

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Social Media | teens on social media | depression
Social media and depression: A relationship status update

Sometimes it seems there’s another distressing headline about social media every time you check your newsfeed.

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | Social Media | facebook | smartphones | teens on social media | Pew research
Worried about social media? Your child may be too

Does it sometimes seem like your child spends every waking moment online?  It could be because she is.

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | sexting | teens on social media
Two cheers for sexting?

If sexting “is consensual and both teens want it and are OK with it, you are not going to see negative psychological health.” Or so insists the co-author of a major sexting study published last month in the prestigious Journal of the ...

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