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Helping kids think before they act: the simple strategies every parent needs to know

Their bodies move before their brains - they act before they think. Is that lack of impulse control  a hallmark of ADHD? Or just being a normal kid? And what, if anything, can you can do to help them along?

 
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Eavesdropping on online chat: What your child is really hearing, and why it matters

Recently, the US television program Good Morning America listened in on the conversations of seven 11-year-old gamers as they battled it out on two popular multiplayer games featuring online chat. What they heard can only be imagined - ...

 
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The superpower your digital kid needs most of all

In the future, there will be two kinds of people in the world. Those who allow their attention - and their lives - be controlled by outside forces. And those who proudly call themselves “indistractable.” Which will your child grow up to be?

 
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Drug ads on social media are the new normal, study finds

"Before it was a case for youngsters of whether they should really risk it, going on to the street to buy drugs. But now because it's on their feed and on their timeline, many are thinking 'why not?’”

 
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THIS VIDEO IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN ... but they're going to watch it anyway

Technology is opening up the real world for our kids  - but are they ready to handle it? And what can parents do to protect them?

 
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The most important lesson your child is NOT learning at school today

Should teaching our kids the ABCs of human emotion join maths, English, science and history as core subjects?

 
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PUBG Mobile v Fortnite: The latest battle royale

In the battle royale for our kids’ gaming attention, a new version of PUBG (Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds) has already knocked Fortnite off its perch. If your child is part of the trend, what do you need to know about this latest ...

 
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Loot Boxes 101: A primer for parents

These controversial micro-transactions are a feature in many of today’s most popular online games. But are they really  the gateway to a gambling problem - or about as threatening as a Kinder Surprise? 

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | smart TV
How to be the digital mentor your child needs

Managing kids’ devices is critical for their health and wellbeing. But parents who also mentor their kids’ screen-time see the most positive outcomes.

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