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It's the world's most popular app. And you've probably never heard of it.

With more downloads than Snapchat, Spotify and Gmail combined, the popular lip-synching app formerly known as Musical.ly is now TikTok, following a buy-out and re-brand earlier this month. There are now 300 million more reasons for parents to worry.

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Paying attention to screen-time and ADHD

If your teen is constantly online, it may simply be a sign of the times. But it might also be a red flag for deeper issues.

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Monkey see, monkey doN'T!

A new video chat app invites kids to send 15-second videos to strangers. What could possibly go wrong?

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"Porn pressure" leading to sexting as early as Year 7

Kids are now sharing naked photos online as young as 11 and 12 - and so-called “porn pressure” is a likely reason why, say experts.

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Never smile at a crocodile

“As a former police officer of twenty-two years and undercover internet detective, as well as a father, I am uniquely qualified and passionate about informing parents of the online risks to their children. I’ve arrested over a thousand people for criminal offences. For most of my sixteen years as a detective, I investigated adult people who were looking to seriously harm or abuse children.”

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Does this selfie make my nose look big?

Digital enhancement filters that plump lips and narrow noses are cheaper and a lot less risky than surgery or injectables. But there's now a weird synergy between the two phenomena, with social media driving the demand for physical  perfection among members of Generation Selfie.

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Your teen is NOT addicted to her phone

Imagine puffing on a cigarette 85 times a day. Or taking 85 swigs of wine. Picture yourself devouring 85 pieces of chocolate, or sipping 85 coffees -  as your average daily intake.

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