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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.

 
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. 

 
Screen time | Cyber Safety | digital parenting | privacy
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.

 
Screen time | Cyber Safety | digital parenting | distraction | technoference
Play with me, not with your phone!

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

 
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.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | World Health Organisation
All screen-time really IS created equal ... ish

While some recent research condemns the category “screen-time” as too broad  to be meaningful, the World Health Organisation begs to differ. Its new guidelines, released late last month, recommend strict screen-time limits for children ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Social Media | digital parenting
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.)

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