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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 | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | smartphones | digital parenting
Where is the instruction book?! Talking to my teen about digital risks

Recently my 15-year-old son asked me what I thought was a simple question: “Can I stay with some mates for the weekend out in the country?”

 
Screen time | Cyber Safety | online predators | digital parenting | privacy
More and younger Aussie kids targeted by predators in 2019

Twenty-six Aussie kids have been rescued from internet sex predators in the past year, some younger than age five, according to official figures released this month. 

 
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FaceApp facing privacy backlash

It’s more or less a digital party trick: an app that uses artificial intelligence to produce plausible alterations to facial characteristics - either ageing subjects’ images or making them appear younger.

 
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Play with me, not with your phone!

“I hate my mum’s phone and I wish she never had one!”

 
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The 7 secrets of great digital parenting

A generation ago, “parenting” wasn’t even a word. (Back then, people simply “raised” kids, like crops or livestock.)

 
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 | Screen time | Cyber Safety | parenting | digital parenting
Be the best digital parent you can be in 2019! Here are 3 resolutions to get you started

It's 2019! Hurrah, there's a whole new year of digital parenting ahead. Out with the old and in with the new!

 
Parental Controls | online gaming | digital parenting | online addiction | gaming addiction
Video game addiction: A 60 Minutes fact-check

Video game addiction can have serious consequences. But killing brain cells? Really, guys??

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