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Back to basics: Kids, screens and back pain

From head to toe, technology is wreaking havoc on our children’s physical wellbeing. But there are ways to minimise the risk, and get them off to the right start.

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Technology is affecting their hearts and minds. But how about their bodies?

And you thought your child’s device use was giving you  a pain in the neck? Imagine what it’s doing to theirs.

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Tech-savvy kid - or techno-brat? The warning signs parents need to watch for

Parents can be rightfully proud of their tech-savvy little ones, who have often learned to swipe before they can speak. But where’s the line between healthy and balanced digital kids - and full-blown techno-brats?

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Make Facebook safe again


A raft of recent scandals has called into question Facebook’s commitment to user privacy. But while the platform plays Whack-a-Mole with allegations of unethical data harvesting, what’s a user to do?

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Why Am I Sharing This?


With online privacy on everybody’s minds these days - thank you, Mr. Zuckerberg - what better time for parents to consider the consequences of what experts are calling “oversharenting”?

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What on earth is a "Snapstreak"?

Snapchat.

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The good news about digital play

“Play is the work of the child,” observed famed educator Maria Montessori.

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Hit the 'dislike' button

It seems like just yesterday that Facebook was forced to fess up to a data breach involving 50 million US user accounts. (Actually, it was Sunday.) Today’s scandal hits closer to home. Like your back pocket.

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