Parental Controls | Screen time | smartphone | text neck

A heads-up on "text neck"

Australians spend more time looking at a screen than they do eating, commuting, exercising and getting ready for the day - combined. We spend more time on screens (averaging 9.4 hours daily) than we do sleeping (7.3 hours daily), according to recent data from Lonergan Research.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | christmas | school holidays | smartphone | FZ ONE
My 9-year-old wants a smartphone. We want to keep her safe. But how?

A couple of weeks ago, my nine-year-old launched a lobbying campaign to persuade her dad and me that she really, really, REALLY needed her own smartphone for Christmas. But we really, really, REALLY need to keep her safe.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | christmas | school holidays | smartphone | FZ ONE
My 9-year-old wants a smartphone. Now what?

When my nine-year-old told me she was learning to write “persuasive text,” it never occurred to me she’d use her new skills to lobby for a smartphone.

 
Parental Controls | online predators | digital parenting | online chat | smartphone
Paying attention to screen-time and ADHD

If your teen is constantly online, it may simply be a sign of the times. But it might also be a red flag for deeper issues.

 
Parental Controls | online predators | digital parenting | online chat | smartphone
Monkey see, monkey doN'T!

A new video chat app invites kids to send 15-second videos to strangers. What could possibly go wrong?

 
Parental Controls | digital parenting | screen hygiene | smartphone | FOMO
Looking for an antidote to FOMO? Say hello to JOMO

Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is so five minutes ago. Today, the cool kids are all excited about JOMO. Recently popularised by - of all people - the CEO of Google, JOMO is shorthand for the Joy of Missing Out.

 
Parental Controls | digital parenting | smartphone | dads
What every dad needs to know about phubbing

Yep. Phubbing.

 
Screen time | screen hygiene | smartphone | text neck | sway back | posture
Back to basics: Kids, screens and back pain

From head to toe, technology is wreaking havoc on our children’s physical wellbeing. But there are ways to minimise the risk, and get them off to the right start.

 
screens in school | smartphone
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg leads investigation in to proposed smartphone ban in NSW schools

As one of the biggest issues plaguing children at schools today, NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes is launching an Australian-first review into phone use in classrooms across the state.

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