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A heads-up on "text neck"

Australians spend more time looking at a screen than they do eating, commuting, exercising and getting ready for the day - combined. We spend more time on screens (averaging 9.4 hours daily) than we do sleeping (7.3 hours daily), according to recent data from Lonergan Research.

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My 9-year-old wants a smartphone. We want to keep her safe. But how?

A couple of weeks ago, my nine-year-old launched a lobbying campaign to persuade her dad and me that she really, really, REALLY needed her own smartphone for Christmas. But we really, really, REALLY need to keep her safe.

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My 9-year-old wants a smartphone. Now what?

When my nine-year-old told me she was learning to write “persuasive text,” it never occurred to me she’d use her new skills to lobby for a smartphone.

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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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Looking for an antidote to FOMO? Say hello to JOMO

Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is so five minutes ago. Today, the cool kids are all excited about JOMO.

Recently popularised by - of all people - the CEO of Google, JOMO is shorthand for the Joy of Missing Out.

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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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