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A heads-up on "text neck"

Australians spend more time looking at a screen than they do eating, commuting, exercising and getting ready for the day - combined. We spend more time on screens (averaging 9.4 hours daily) than we do sleeping (7.3 hours daily), according to recent data from Lonergan Research.

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Quokka teaches kids to be upstanders (not bystanders) to cyberbullying

Kim Maslin is an author and digital technologies educator whose colourful kids' books read like Aesop's fables for the digital age - teaching children values, manners and balance around their use of screen technology.

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Is BYOD breaking your back-to-school budget?

“Schools tell families what digital devices to buy for the start of term, and parents scrimp, save, borrow and beg to buy them,” observes consumer affairs commentator Rob Stock on New Zealand news site stuff.co.nz.

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How online porn is impacting a generation

He was only in Year 12 but had already been struggling for many years with pornography. In his own words, he believed himself to be addicted. Over the years, he told me, the material he was viewing gradually became more and more intense and aggressive. He said he was now finding himself viewing material that was frightening, and he felt completely trapped and utterly alone.

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Science discovers anti-ageing miracle - and it's right in your own backyard

Having grandchildren can make life worth living. But did you know it can make life last longer?

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Who's more at risk from social media - girls or boys?


Every other day, it seems, there’s a scary headline linking social media with mental health risks. So you probably won’t be shocked to hear that yet another major study has found a strong link between heavy social media use and depression - this time, among 14-year-olds.

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Be the best digital parent you can be in 2019! Here are 3 resolutions to get you started

It's 2019! Hurrah, there's a whole new year of digital parenting ahead. Out with the old and in with the new!

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