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Mean girls on social media: The worst thing - and the best - parents can do to help

It’s a fact. Your daughter is being bullied more often than your son is. So what can you do about it?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | online gaming | cyberbullying | suicide
Making the online world a kinder place

Days after the Christchurch mosque massacre, social media platforms are still struggling to delete videos of the attack, as users continue to upload new versions of the gunman’s original 17-minute footage - and questions continue to be ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | online gaming | cyberbullying | suicide
Teach your child to be an "upstander" to bullying - not a "bystander" - with these 5 simple steps

 

 
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Quokka teaches kids to be upstanders (not bystanders) to cyberbullying

Kim Maslin is an author and digital technologies educator whose colourful kids' books read like Aesop's fables for the digital age - teaching children values, manners and balance around their use of screen technology.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | instagram | Social Media | cyberbullying | selfies | self esteem
Are your kids obsessed with 'likes' and followers?

Are your kids obsessed with 'likes' and followers? Need practical tips on how to manage social media in your household?

 
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Smartphones and sleepovers: Why even nice kids can go feral, and what to do about it

When journalist Susan Maushart decided to impose a six-month digital detox on her three teenagers, their first reaction (once the shrieking died down) was “But what about our friends?”

 
Parental Controls | cyberbullying | trolls | digital self-harm
Digital self-harm: What it is and why kids are doing it

What on earth would drive a child to bully herself?

 
Parental Controls | cyberbullying | bullying | school filtering | screens in school
Cyberbullying: Practical tips for parents

As Mark Twain famously observed, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 
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The real cost of bullying in schools

Sure, bullying is nasty. But what about its cost in real terms?

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