Cyber Safety | Education | cyberbullying | wellbeing | digital wellbeing

A National Framework for Online Safety Education

A comprehensive national framework for online safety education is overdue, say a growing consensus of educators - and a new report commissioned by Australia's eSafety Commissioner provides a detailed blueprint for constructing it.

 
Screen time | Pornography | Excessive Device Usage | Education | school holidays | wellbeing
What your students may be doing online during the summer holidays

Almost half of Australia’s school children attempted to access pornography during the 2018-19 Christmas school holidays, according to data collected by Family Zone.

 
Screen time | Excessive Device Usage | Education | Gaming | wellbeing | academic achievement | school performance
Impact of TV and gaming on student performance

Research published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics found that excessive TV viewing and gaming were the two screen-time activities most closely associated with lower grades for both primary and secondary ...

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | Social Media | smartphones | 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.

 
Screen time | sleep | Duty of Care | digital citizenship | classroom management | digital learning | screens in school | play | wellbeing | mental health
The case against a blanket phone ban

Calls for banning smartphones in schools are being heard right around the world, following the recent lead of France and Albania. But what's the case for the other side?

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