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Play with me, not with your phone!

“I hate my mum’s phone and I wish she never had one!”

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Screen-time and sleep: It's an eye-opener

You’ve fetched the fuzzy slippers. You’ve laid out the flannel jammies. You’ve warmed up the Milo. But if you really want to set your child up for a good night’s sleep, there’s one more bedtime accessory you might need to consider.

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All screen-time really IS created equal ... ish

While some recent research condemns the category “screen-time” as too broad  to be meaningful, the World Health Organisation begs to differ. Its new guidelines, released late last month, recommend strict screen-time limits for children under five - no matter what they’re viewing or how they’re viewing it in.

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The 7 secrets of great digital parenting

A generation ago, “parenting” wasn’t even a word. (Back then, people simply “raised” kids, like crops or livestock.)

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Do we need to scrap the whole notion of "screen-time"?

Some recent research condemns the category “screen-time” as too broad and ill-defined to be meaningful. The World Health Organisation begs to differ. Its new guidelines, released late last month, recommend strict screen-time limits for children - no matter what they’re viewing or how they’re viewing it in.

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Making the online world a kinder place

Days after the Christchurch mosque massacre, social media platforms are still struggling to delete videos of the attack, as users continue to upload new versions of the gunman’s original 17-minute footage - and questions continue to be raised about the responsibility of tech companies like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.  

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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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