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7 Surprising Apps Kids Can Use to Chat with Friends

Built-in chat can easily turn everything from Google Docs to Roblox, in to a social media platform You may be fine with your kid doing a little online socialising. But what if they're chatting on sites and in apps that never occurred to you to spot-check or discuss because you thought your kid was just using them for homework, playing games, or watching videos? Now, direct ...

 
Screen time | Cyber Safety | digital parenting | distraction | technoference
Play with me, not with your phone!

“I hate my mum’s phone and I wish she never had one!” Think your kids spend too much time stuck to a screen? They may feel exactly the same way about you. Take 7-year-old Emil Rustige of Hamburg, Germany, who last year organised a ...

 
Screen time | Cyber Safety | digital parenting | privacy
FaceApp facing privacy backlash

It’s more or less a digital party trick: an app that uses artificial intelligence to produce plausible alterations to facial characteristics - either ageing subjects’ images or making them appear younger. But ever since the age filter on ...

 
Screen time | Cyber Safety | online predators | digital parenting | privacy
More and younger Aussie kids targeted by predators in 2019

Twenty-six Aussie kids have been rescued from internet sex predators in the past year, some younger than age five, according to official figures released this month.  The Australian Federal Police received almost 4000 reports of online ...

 
Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | teens on social media
Can we talk? 100 questions your teen might actually answer

How was school today? Good. What did you do? Not much. Sound familiar? They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Yet how many of us ask our teens exactly the same questions, ...

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | smartphones | digital parenting
Where is the instruction book?! Talking to my teen about digital risks

Recently my 15-year-old son asked me what I thought was a simple question: “Can I stay with some mates for the weekend out in the country?” The occasion was a friend’s birthday - and fair enough too. But I hesitated. One problem was I ...

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