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My Sunday social media detox

Recently I came across a guy called Tony Laulu and his organisation Digital Discipline. (OK, I admit it - I found him on Facebook!)

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Is social media really making us sad and stupid?

Does social media make people feel lonelier? Or do lonely people spend more time on social media?

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"I bet you didn't know ...": The Instagram edition

Everybody knows Instagram is the photo-sharing app that kids love and parents … tolerate.

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Are your kids obsessed with 'likes' and followers?

Are your kids obsessed with 'likes' and followers? Need practical tips on how to manage social media in your household?

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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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Is your child Insta-ready?

Mum Judi Ketteler admitted she’d caved.  Sustained pester-power from her 9-year-old son finally won the day, and she allowed him to get an Instagram account.

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Meet your child's Insta-Bully

Instagram now ranks as the number-one social networking site for cyber bullying.

#whatparentsneedtoknow

If uber-cool kids like Justin Bieber, Iggy Azalea, Emma Stone, and Miley Cyrus can become victims of cyberbullying - and yes, it’s happened to all of them -  it can happen to anybody. Your child very much included.

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Social Media: What is the right age to allow access?

One of the most common questions we receive at Family Zone is 'How old should my child be before I allow them to use Social Media?'

We sat down with three leading Cyber Experts who have all shared their opinions on what age they feel kids should be allowed access to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. 

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