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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 - this time, among 14-year-olds.

 
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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 | Screen time | Cyber Safety | parenting | creativity | well-being | play | brain | collaboration
Taking play seriously

Remember playing dress-ups?

 
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We watched TV. Our kids go online. What's the big deal?

It’s an argument you hear a lot these days.

 
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I banned my kids from their devices for six months. Here's what I learned.

I don’t like the term “digital detox” - even though I was one of the first people to popularise it.

 
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The surprising secret to a well-rested child

If you’ve been trying to motivate your kids to get to bed on time … how’s that working out for you?

 
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Let them be bored!

“Mum – I’m booooooooored!” If you’re a parent, and that doesn’t sound familiar at this point in the school holidays, you don’t need to read this post. You need a hearing test.  

 
Parental Controls | Cyber Safety | parenting | smartphones | schools | digital parenting | back to school | online pornography
To ban, or not to ban? That is the question.

The national conversation around cyberbullying gathered intensity this week with calls for a total ban on smartphones in schools making front-page headlines across Australia.

 
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What did you do at school today, darling?

12-year-old Jacob plays trumpet and water polo and still loves to watch cartoons on a Saturday morning. He also messages girls on his sneaky Snapchat account during maths class, and searches for porn at recess - using the BYO device his ...

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