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Warning: School holidays may be dangerous to your child's health

That’s the conclusion of a new Australian study that found kids were likely to gain weight and lose fitness during school holiday periods.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | school holidays | safety | home alone
When is it safe to leave them home alone?

Living in a connected world makes it easier - and harder - to decide.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | christmas | school holidays | unboxing videos
Happy Unboxing Day! Why kids love watching other kids open toys

Scratch your head all you like, but there’s no denying the hypnotic power of the unboxing YouTube video for a generation of digital children. Experts explain - or try to!

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | christmas | school holidays | working families
Retrain your brain - and theirs - to read deeply

Do you find you skim where you used to, well, read?  Welcome to the club. Reading in the age of social media has retrained our brains - and our attention spans - to take text in snack-sized bites. But the good news is, you can increase ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | christmas | school holidays | working families
Preventing screen-time blowout: A holiday guide for working families

When both parents are working over the holidays, how the heck are you supposed to manage screen-time?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | christmas | school holidays | online pornography
We know what they did last summer - do you?

Last year's summer holidays posed big dangers for kids online. Even when they didn’t go looking for trouble, Family Zone figures show, trouble came looking for them. This year’s numbers are expected to go even higher.

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | school holidays | online pornography | communication
Can we talk?

Experts are 100% in agreement on this one. The most effective “parental control tool” is open communication. But how, exactly? We've hunted down the top tips for getting it right - and school holidays is the perfect time to start.  

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | school holidays | brain | neuroplasticity
Is screen-time literally shrinking your child's brain?

Are three hours a day on screens damaging your child’s brain? How about six hours a day? And what if they’re online pretty well constantly?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | school holidays
Taming the square-eyed monster: Holiday screen-time survival tips

The long lazy days of summer holidays are just around the corner. Don’t let screen-time battles get in the way of your kids’ good times - or yours either ;)

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