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THE FAMILY ZONE BLOG

That awkward chat: how to talk to your kids about pornography

Research shows the average age a child is first exposed to Pornography is just 11yrs. exposure at some point is inevitable, so what can parents do about it?

Whether exposure was deliberate or accidental, kids will feel a mixture of confusion and curiosity – ‘What am I looking at? should I tell Mum and Dad? maybe I’ll get in trouble’. If they feel even the slightest chance of the iPad being taken away they’re unlikely to approach their parents for an explanation on something they’ve seen that confuses them. Depending on previous conversations you’ve had with them, their understanding of sex and pornography will be limited, but instinctually they’ll know they shouldn’t be looking at it. How do parents proactively approach this conversation to ensure kids understand and make the right choices around pornography? Cyber Experts David & Katie Kobler from Protect our Kids have shared their insights on the issue itself and how parents can best begin this conversation with their kids.

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Topics: Parental Controls, Pornography, Cybersafety, Cyber Experts, parenting

How are kids Cyber Bullying and what can parents do about it?

The internet provides our kids with a wealth of information, education and entertainment. but what about stress, anxiety and fear of going to school?

70% of teens have been exposed to Cyber Bullying. Cyber Expert and Psychologist Jordan Foster has identified the 4 most common methods kids are using to cyber bully each other and how parents can help stop this.

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Topics: Cyber Bullying, Parental Controls, Cybersafety, Cyber Experts, parenting

Yellow: The Tinder for Teens

a warning for parents on the dangers of popular teen app yellow

What is a teenager to do when they want to broaden their online friendship base, increase their Snapchat followers and possibly engage in some harmless young love? To the shock of parents everywhere - there’s an app for that.

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Topics: Parental Controls, Cybersafety, tinder, Cyber Experts, parenting, yellow

Minecraft: an addictive game for kids

one of today's most popular games for kids is also one of the most addictive.

The popular kids game; Minecraft, has held its place amongst children as one of their favourite online games for some time now. Whilst it's not as dangerous as Roblox, the game is very addictive which poses a greater risk of increased screen time.

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Topics: Parental Controls, Cybersafety, Cyber Experts, parenting, minecraft

ABOUT FAMILY ZONE

Family Zone keeps your children cyber safe across every device, everywhere. Designed by Aussie parents, our parental control app and router lets you filter content, restrict social media, block apps, manage screen times, disable camera features and more. With an online dashboard that lets you create tailored settings for each family member, it’s the simplest way to have your family’s cyber safety sorted.

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