“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.
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.
Having grandchildren can make life worth living. But did you know it can make life last longer?
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.
It's 2019! Hurrah, there's a whole new year of digital parenting ahead. Out with the old and in with the new!
It’s an argument you hear a lot these days.