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Kids are obsessed with TikTok. So are predators.

Instagram and Snapchat are sooo 2019. Today it’s all about TikTok, the Beijing-based streaming app that has upwards of 500 million active users. Problem is, kids aren't the only ones who can’t keep away.

 
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When back to school means back to screens

For more and more Aussie kids, this year’s back-to-school backpack will include a school-mandated device - and more and more of their classroom time will be spent on a screen. How concerned should we be?

 
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The 4 'rules for life' for today's digital kids

Do you have a child born since 2010? Experts are still waffling on what to call them - iGen? Generation Alpha? - but have identified four “rules for life” that set them apart. 

 
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One mum's jaw-dropping journey through TikTok

It’s just kids making music videos, right? Wrong.

 
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Are screens teaching our kids that violence is normal?

Violence in Australian schools is erupting at an alarming rate, and educators believe unfiltered online content is driving the trend.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Social Media | digital learning | preschoolers | tablet-time
What's the right age for a first tablet?

Most of our kids are taking their first swipe on a device before they take their first steps. But what’s the best age for a child to get their own tablet? Here’s what the experts advise.

 
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Screen-time, learning and literacy: What every digital parent needs to know

Too much screen-time has eroded the academic performance of Aussie students over the past five years - and devices “pervasively penetrating the classroom” are among the key reasons why. 

 
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The hours your kids will never get back

A new online platform has been developed to show us exactly how much of our lives device use is gobbling up.

 
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Experts' top tips for a kinder internet

Trolling. Cyberbullying. Revenge porn. Violence. Hate speech. Sometimes it seems the internet has turned empathy into an endangered species.

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