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Is online pornography the new sex ed?

Are young people getting their sex education from pornography? The New Zealand Education Review Office thinks so - and most international experts agree. Should schools be doing more to address this?  

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Do Australian schools need to ban phones?

Some 90 percent of Australian students admit to using devices in class, and research shows kids get better marks in personal-tech-free zones. So should schools ban phones outright?

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Tips for teaching with apps

The rise and rise of digital learning has spoiled educators for choice when it comes to teaching apps. But having too many options on the table can be as daunting as having too few.

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Family Zone Classroom: Your superpower for managing student internet

As an educator, you don’t need x-ray vision to figure out that you and your students aren’t always on the same page.

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How our Partner School Program can work for your school community

In the classroom - as in the rest of life - technology giveth, and technology taketh away. So how can schools ensure that they get the best out of connected learning environments, while minimising the downside?

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Digital citizenship: What it is, why it matters

It’s a bit of buzzword in educational circles today. But what does it really mean? What (if anything) is special about good digital citizenship as distinct from good citizenship generally?

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Fortnite and VPNs: Weapons of mass distraction

Fortnite is the most popular game on the planet right now - and it’s reportedly fuelling a massive spike in VPN use by students around the globe.

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Cyberbullying: Practical tips for parents

As Mark Twain famously observed, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

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Paying attention to screen-time and ADHD

If your teen is constantly online, it may simply be a sign of the times. But it might also be a red flag for deeper issues.

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Monkey see, Monkey DON'T

A new video chat app invites kids to send 15-second videos to strangers. What could possibly go wrong?

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