Parental Controls | online gaming | Social Media | primary school | krunker
Krunker has landed - and it's got our kids in the crosshairs

Move over Fortnite. There’s a new free-for-all game that’s blowing up in schools and homes all over Australia. Think Call of Duty-style first-person shooter with a Roblox-like aesthetic that anybody can play free in their browser, on ...

 
Parental Controls | musical.ly | Social Media | tiktok | wellbeing | mental health | primary school
Alarm bells ringing for TikTok

Only a few weeks ago, the massively popular video-sharing app TikTok was hit by a whopping $5.7 fine for illegally harvesting the personal data of kids 13 and under.  

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | wellbeing | mental health | primary school
Mental health crisis in primary years linked to screen-time, social media

Primary school kids as young as five are self-harming, acting out and suffering from mood disorders at unheard-of rates - and social media and smartphones are being identified as a major contributing factor.

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | digital minimalism
Does your inbox spark joy?

To be distracted is to be human. But in today’s digital world, the opportunities for distraction have exploded - while our capacity to deal with them seems to diminish by the day. 

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | reading | ebook
Print or ebook - when it's story-time for kids, does it really matter?

New research  published this month in the prestigious journal Pediatrics found a decisive answer to that question.

 
Parental Controls | teen safety | instagram | Social Media | teens on social media
Is social media really making us sad and stupid?

Does social media make people feel lonelier? Or do lonely people spend more time on social media?

 
Parental Controls | teen safety | instagram | Social Media | teens on social media
"I bet you didn't know ...": The Instagram edition

Everybody knows Instagram is the photo-sharing app that kids love and parents … tolerate.

 
Parental Controls | teen safety | Social Media | teens on social media
Breakdown as breakthrough: When teens cross the line

When I used to think back on my own teenage years … frankly, I tried not to. It was too terrifying.

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | violence | video recording | livestreaming
Your child has watched violent footage online. What do you do?

The world is reeling in the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Christchurch. The attack has also raised a number of side issues, including the ethics of broadcasting the live stream of the attack, which was later shared on other ...

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