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Making the online world a kinder place

Days after the Christchurch mosque massacre, social media platforms are still struggling to delete videos of the attack, as users continue to upload new versions of the gunman’s original 17-minute footage - and questions continue to be raised about the responsibility of tech companies like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.  

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The Momo challenge- Help for parents

By now you’ve probably heard a lot about the Momo Challenge, a deadly online game that’s been scaring the daylights out of kids - and parents - around the world. The object? To  drive players to self-harm or suicide with the threat of making their private information public.

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MOMO unmasked

By now you’ve probably heard a lot about the Momo Challenge, a deadly online game that’s been scaring the daylights out of kids - and parents - around the world. The object? To  drive players to self-harm or suicide with the threat of making their private information public.

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Concerned about YouTube? Here's seven ways to keep your kids safer

You’re concerned about YouTube. But what can you do about it? Plenty, in fact. 

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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.

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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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A field guide to your five-year-old

Every child is unique. But every child also passes through a series of developmental stages that are reassuringly predictable. Knowing what to expect can make your parenting journey less fraught - and more fun!

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