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Who's more at risk from social media - girls or boys?

Every other day, it seems, there’s a scary headline linking social media with mental health risks. So you probably won’t be shocked to hear that yet another major study has found a strong link between heavy social media use and depression - this time, among 14-year-olds.

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Be the best digital parent you can be in 2019! Here are 3 resolutions to get you started

It's 2019! Hurrah, there's a whole new year of digital parenting ahead. Out with the old and in with the new!

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Taking play seriously

Remember playing dress-ups?

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I banned my kids from their devices for six months. Here's what I learned.

I don’t like the term “digital detox” - even though I was one of the first people to popularise it.

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The surprising secret to a well-rested child

If you’ve been trying to motivate your kids to get to bed on time … how’s that working out for you?

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boredom

Let them be bored!

“Mum – I’m booooooooored!”

If you’re a parent, and that doesn’t sound familiar at this point in the school holidays, you don’t need to read this post. You need a hearing test.  

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To ban, or not to ban? That is the question.

The national conversation around cyberbullying gathered intensity this week with calls for a total ban on smartphones in schools making front-page headlines across Australia.

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