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Is Roblox really dangerous for kids?

How dangerous is Roblox, really?  Like so much else in the digital world, the answer is a definitive “that depends.” There’s so much to love about Roblox - and if you have a child who’s obsessed with this hugely popular free-to-play multiplayer realm, you already know a lot about the positives. Creativity, team-building, problem-solving, focus, persistence … and let’s not ...

 
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Good fun - or gaming disorder?

“Gaming Disorder” has just moved up a level. Over industry objections, the World Health Organisation has now designated it a bona fide mental health disease. What are the signs your child is at risk? Members of the UN’s health agency voted ...

 
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YouTube paedophile investigation deepens

10-year-old Chrissy and her BFF Ella (not their real names) loved splashing around in the backyard pool. They also loved having a YouTube channel. And they really loved it when they saw their latest video of themselves had racked up ...

 
Parental Controls | online safety | Social Media
Three safe social messengers for kids

There are lots of good reasons mainstream social media platforms aren’t appropriate for kids under 13. But that doesn’t stop them wanting to connect with friends online. The good news is there are some great options for safe social sharing ...

 
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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