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'Bring Your Own Digital Distraction' - BYOD and the new curriculum

While digital technology shapes the modern learning environment, teachers are increasingly dealing with digital distraction in the classroom.

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How digital learning is impacting our children

Shortened attention spans and the rise of “selfie culture” are among the negative impacts of digital learning on today’s students, according to a new analysis. On the up side, e-learning is also cultivating self-control, collaboration and cooperation. Maximising the positives while minimising the deficits depends largely on how schools approach the digital challenge.

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Who needs handwriting?

Six-year-old Patrick sees an occupational therapist every week. His challenge?  To learn how to hold a pencil.

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Cyber safety - or student well-being?

Cyber safety is simple, according to online safety specialist John Parsons. It's not really about technology at all; it's about student well-being.

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Identifying at-risk students

The online and physical worlds are merging in every sphere of modern life - and education is no exception. The resulting risks are well known. But there are also benefits. Schools’ ability to identify at-risk students is one of them.

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Never smile at a crocodile

“As a former police officer of twenty-two years and undercover internet detective, as well as a father, I am uniquely qualified and passionate about informing parents of the online risks to their children. I’ve arrested over a thousand people for criminal offences. For most of my sixteen years as a detective, I investigated adult people who were looking to seriously harm or abuse children.”

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Is Roblox Dangerous?

Keeping up with the latest in online gaming can be a multi-level challenge for parents - especially when what's ‘cool’ seems to change at the speed of a mouse-click.  One of today's most popular games is also one of the most dangerous.

Roblox has been called "the world's most popular game you've never heard of." In fact, this massive multiplayer online game has recently outstripped even Minecraft's user numbers.  While the game may seem like an innocent digital playground for children, there are some frightening issues with its online community.

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Everything you think you know about cyberbullying is wrong.

Okay, fine. Not everything. But a whole lot more than you probably think. 

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Smartphones at school: To ban or not to ban?

The national conversation around cyberbullying gathered intensity this week with calls for a total ban on smartphones in schools making front-page headlines across Australia.

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Back to School with Family Zone

You remembered the backpack and the biros. Now don't forget the cyber safety!

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