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Snapchat does it again. Now it's a porn channel inviting kids to "take your sex life to the next level"

A new X-rated channel that asks the question “Can we turn your phone into the best sex toy ever?” launched last week on social media app Snapchat - and it’s impossible for parents to turn it off.

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Mobile Apps teen safety

"13 Reasons Why, Season 2": 13 things to think about if your kids want to watch

It was last season’s teen TV phenomenon: a 13-part series exploring the fictional story-behind-the-story of a teenage suicide. Kids couldn’t get enough of it. Adults were outraged. In both cases, there were plenty of reasons why.

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"It’s your right as a parent": digital parenting advice from an ex-undercover detective

Do teenagers deserve privacy online? A former cybercrimes detective shares his view.

Parents are often hesitant to monitor what their teens are doing online. "Isn't it like reading a private diary?" they wonder. "Not in the least," maintains cyber expert and ex-undercover detective Brett Lee. 

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5 signs your child may be a victim of Cyber bullying

43% of young people under 17 have reported being bullied online. With numbers like that, there’s a chance your child may be part of this statistic.

How can parents tell if their child is being bullied online, if they won’t open up to them about it? Clinical Psychologist and Cyber Expert Jordan Foster from ySafe suggests that the signs may not always be so obvious to parents. 

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5 apps and websites every parent of a teen needs to know about

Protecting kids online sometimes includes protecting them from themselves. 

Popular apps and sites amongst teenagers can often include inappropriate content and a risk of cyberbullying and grooming. We've narrowed down some of the most popular apps and websites teenagers are using today.

 

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5 risky apps children are using to chat and share videos

We know our kids are on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. But here are some other popular apps you might not know about

Trending apps amongst your kids change faster than you can say Pokemon Go. We've compiled what's trending with young people now, so you know which apps to watch out for. 

Family Zone's experts make it their mission to review constantly changing apps and risks. Want to stay ahead of what apps your kids are using? Subscribe to our FREE monthly cyber safety newsletter (see the link, top right on desktop or bottom of article on mobile).

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Mobile Apps teen safety

Cyber Insecurity: The harmful impact of 'vanity apps' on child self esteem

US study shows social media presents dangers to young women's health and wellbeing 

In this blog we research the Top 5 'vanity apps' parents need to be aware are feeding these dynamics and provide some background on the drivers of social media validation.

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5 apps every parent of a teenager needs to know about

Sometimes kids just make bad choices... as their parents we're here to cushion their fall and help them learn from the experience.

However it’s incredibly difficult though to keep up with what your teens are doing online, and most of the time they know more than you do. We’ve narrowed it down to five of the riskiest apps that you need to watch out for.

 

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