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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?”

 
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Parents in denial about kids' true screen-time

The average parent underestimates their child’s smartphone screen-time by more than 250%, according to a new survey. It also found that most parents never check their kids’ devices.

 
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Can we talk? 100 questions your teen might actually answer

How was school today?

 
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Poll results: Should you let your 9-year-old walk to school?

We asked parents if they'd let their nine-year-old walk to school.

 
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My kids are spending hours a day online. What do you mean they're not digitally literate?!

Results from the latest national assessment round of ICT skills (information and communication technology) show that being a whiz on SnapChat and Instagram won’t prepare kids to face a digital future.

 
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Face the facts. Your teens are sexting.

Like it or not - and most parents absolutely hate it - sexting is a fact of life for today’s young people. And acknowledging that uncomfortable truth has prompted the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to take action.

 
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Social media and depression: A relationship status update

Sometimes it seems there’s another distressing headline about social media every time you check your newsfeed.

 
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Worried about social media? Your child may be too

Does it sometimes seem like your child spends every waking moment online?  It could be because she is.

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