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Technology is affecting their hearts and minds. But how about their bodies?

And you thought your child’s device use was giving you  a pain in the neck? Imagine what it’s doing to theirs.

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It's mean - but is it bullying?

We all want to make bullying history. But how?

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Safe ways for kids to connect

A podcast to inspire better teeth-cleaning?

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Mobile Apps Social Media

Social media and depression: A relationship status update

Sometimes it seems there’s another distressing headline about social media every time you check your newsfeed.

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Mobile Apps Social Media

Worried about social media? Your child may be too

Does it sometimes seem like your child spends every waking moment online?  It could be because she is.

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Mobile Apps Learning

How children learn: A tale of three media

Once upon a time, when the internet was just a twinkle in the eye of the US Department of Defense and a tablet was something you took for a headache, prophetic Canadian critic Marshall McLuhan announced that “the medium is the message.”

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Mobile Apps teen safety

Snapchat does it again. Now it's a porn channel inviting kids to "take your sex life to the next level"

A new X-rated channel that asks the question “Can we turn your phone into the best sex toy ever?” launched last week on social media app Snapchat - and it’s impossible for parents to turn it off.

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Mobile Apps teen safety

"13 Reasons Why, Season 2": 13 things to think about if your kids want to watch

It was last season’s teen TV phenomenon: a 13-part series exploring the fictional story-behind-the-story of a teenage suicide. Kids couldn’t get enough of it. Adults were outraged. In both cases, there were plenty of reasons why.

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