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Happy Unboxing Day! Why kids love watching other kids open toys

Scratch your head all you like, but there’s no denying the hypnotic power of the unboxing YouTube video for a generation of digital children. Experts explain - or try to!

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | christmas | school holidays | working families
Retrain your brain - and theirs - to read deeply

Do you find you skim where you used to, well, read?  Welcome to the club. Reading in the age of social media has retrained our brains - and our attention spans - to take text in snack-sized bites. But the good news is, you can increase ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | christmas | school holidays | working families
Preventing screen-time blowout: A holiday guide for working families

When both parents are working over the holidays, how the heck are you supposed to manage screen-time?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | christmas | school holidays | online pornography
We know what they did last summer - do you?

Last year's summer holidays posed big dangers for kids online. Even when they didn’t go looking for trouble, Family Zone figures show, trouble came looking for them. This year’s numbers are expected to go even higher.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | cyberbullying | disinformation | fake news
#truestory - or fake news?

A shocking pic of a 4-year-old forced to sleep on the floor of an over-crowded local hospital sparked a social media storm last week. But was it real or just another case of fake news going viral?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | online gaming | minecraft | roblox | omegle | online predators | kik messenger | Fortnite
SEXTORTION: Is your child more vulnerable than you think?

Online games like Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox are fun for kids - and can stimulate creativity and collaboration. So where’s the danger in that?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | teens on social media | anxiety | mood disorder
Limit screen-time and limit anxiety: Study

New research shows that teens logging higher-than-average time on social media, TV and computers will show more severe signs of anxiety - but video gaming will have no discernible effect.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | ratings | PG | G-rating
Is Australia's ratings system really good enough?

If you think the PG rating for movies, games and apps is too broad to be a useful guide, you’re in good company. So do more than 75 percent of Australian parents.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | musical.ly | Social Media | tiktok | child development | self-harm | sexualisation
One mum's jaw-dropping journey through TikTok

It’s just kids making music videos, right? Wrong.

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