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Saving lives through ... lunch?

As a new Year 7 at a prestigious private girls’ school, attractive, outgoing Natalie Hampton was super-keen to make friends. She expected it would be easy.

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Mobile Apps technology

What’s the right age for a smartphone?

How old is old enough for a smartphone? It’s one of the many questions today’s digital parents wrestle with - especially at gift-giving season - it wasn’t even a thing a generation ago.

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Mobile Apps technology

Is screen-time the new junk food?

Sedentariness, aka sitting around too much, is an unanticipated outcome of the “mobile revolution.” And its health effects are just beginning to bite.

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Mobile Apps technology

Pause before you post

Are your kids' thumbs working faster than their brains? This time-tested fix could help.
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Cyber Experts

How are kids cyberbullying 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 cyberbullying. Cyber Expert and Psychologist Jordan Foster has identified the 4 most common methods kids are using to cyberbully each other and how parents can help stop this.

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Cyber Experts

How you can help protect your kids from cyber bullies

There have always been bullies. but how has the typical bully changed since we were kids?

Long before technology became such a prevalent part of daily life, there were bullies. People who prey on those weaker than them to convey to their peer group that they’re stronger, smarter or better than others. They’re insecure within themselves and they feel the need to make someone else feel the way they do.  The psychology behind bullying hasn't really changed. The medium used to act out this behaviour has, and with this, the profile of a typical bully has also changed.

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