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"I bet you didn't know ...": The Instagram edition

Everybody knows Instagram is the photo-sharing app that kids love and parents … tolerate.

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Breakdown as breakthrough: When teens cross the line

When I used to think back on my own teenage years … frankly, I tried not to. It was too terrifying.

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Your child has watched violent footage online. What do you do?

The world is reeling in the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Christchurch. The attack has also raised a number of side issues, including the ethics of broadcasting the live stream of the attack, which was later shared on other platforms.

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Back-to-school anxiety, and how to handle it

Tears, tummy-aches, tantrums on Monday morning are tough for parents to handle. But they’re even harder on kids suffering from anxiety at back-to-school time.

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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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Are your kids obsessed with 'likes' and followers?

Are your kids obsessed with 'likes' and followers? Need practical tips on how to manage social media in your household?

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Where do kids really go when they go online?

Mobile devices - smartphones that slip into a backpocket and tablets that tuck into schoolbags - have allowed kids to inhabit a digital world largely invisible to the grown-ups - and seemingly impossible to supervise.

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Is your child Insta-ready?

Mum Judi Ketteler admitted she’d caved.  Sustained pester-power from her 9-year-old son finally won the day, and she allowed him to get an Instagram account.

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