Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Social Media | cyberbullying | wellbeing | mental health | empathy | kindness

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.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Social Media | cyberbullying | wellbeing | mental health
Are screens a mental health risk at your child's school?

If BYOD and 1:1 device policies are in place - as they are in nearly every school across Australia - the answer is most likely ‘yes.’

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | play | wellbeing | sleepover
Expert tips for managing devices on playdates and sleepovers

Their kid is allowed to have Snapchat, binge on Netflix and play unlimited Fortnite. Yours, um ... isn’t. How do you handle a playdate - or heaven forbid a sleepover - when friends are used to different rules?

 
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 | Screen time | teens on social media | wellbeing | dating app
Swipe right for trouble: Six teen dating apps parents need to know about

Is there such a thing as a dating app that doesn’t spell danger for teens? Frankly, we don’t know of any - but here's a roundup of some of the worst of the worst.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | wellbeing | child development
Study calls for return to old-school parenting

Keeping kids constantly entertained with screen-based distractions is eroding children’s physical and emotional wellbeing, according to a major report on Australian families.

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