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I thought I was a good digital parent ... til the night it all came crashing down

I work in the field of cyber safety. So doing what I do and knowing what I know, I was pretty sure I was doing a good job setting screen-time boundaries with my four boys as well as having open conversations with them. Until the day it all came crashing down.

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Smartphones and sleepovers: Why even nice kids can go feral, and what to do about it

When journalist Susan Maushart decided to impose a six-month digital detox on her three teenagers, their first reaction (once the shrieking died down) was “But what about our friends?”

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How can "free" games like Fortnite earn billions?

Sick of Fortnite yet? More than 125 million gamers worldwide beg to differ. The addictive battle game has been dominating the gaming world ever since its release in September last year - and shows no sign of surrender.

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Discord: What parents need to know

If your child is obsessed with Fortnite, chances are good he’s also obsessed with DISCORD. Should you be concerned?

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Twitch: Should you worry?

What exactly is Twitch? What do parents need to know about how it works, why their kids watch it, and whether to worry?

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Family Zone: Now blocking Fortnite with a single click.

If you’ve been fighting a losing battle to lure your child away from Fortnite, you’re in good company.

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Is your child hooked on Fortnite: Battle Royale? Here's what you need to know

It’s been called Hunger Games meets Call of Duty. So it’s little wonder that, upon its release as a free download in 2018, Fortnite: Battle Royale has blown away its competitors to become one of the most popular games on earth - praised and criticised in equal measure for its addictive qualities by both kids and adults.

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