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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?”

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Excessive Device Usage | Cyber Safety | smartphones
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.

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | teens on social media
Can we talk? 100 questions your teen might actually answer

How was school today?

 
Parental Controls | online safety | Social Media
Three safe social messengers for kids

There are lots of good reasons mainstream social media platforms aren’t appropriate for kids under 13. But that doesn’t stop them wanting to connect with friends online.

 
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YouTube paedophile investigation deepens

10-year-old Chrissy and her BFF Ella (not their real names) loved splashing around in the backyard pool. They also loved having a YouTube channel. And they really loved it when they saw their latest video of themselves had racked up ...

 
Parental Controls | online gaming | gaming addiction | gaming disorder
Good fun - or gaming disorder?

“Gaming Disorder” has just moved up a level.

 
Parental Controls | teen safety | instagram | Social Media | facebook | digital detox
My Sunday social media detox

Recently I came across a guy called Tony Laulu and his organisation Digital Discipline. (OK, I admit it - I found him on Facebook!)

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | sleep | sleep deprivation
Screen-time and sleep: It's an eye-opener

You’ve fetched the fuzzy slippers. You’ve laid out the flannel jammies. You’ve warmed up the Milo. But if you really want to set your child up for a good night’s sleep, there’s one more bedtime accessory you might need to consider.

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