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The real cost of bullying in schools

Sure, bullying is nasty. But what about its cost in real terms?

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Screens in schools: The good news

Australian schools have leapt feet first into the age of digital learning. Our classrooms hold the world’s record for the highest daily usage of the internet, and virtually every Australian student uses a computer at school.

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Screens in schools: Good for learning - or good for nothing?

There are so many conflicting opinions and so much conflicting research out there. When even the experts are at odds, it’s hard for teachers and parents to know what to think.

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Screens in schools: Asking the right questions

SCREENS IN SCHOOLS:  ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

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Reduce your child's risk of online abuse by 50% with this one simple rule

In his work as an undercover detective, Brett Lee posed as a child online to catch predators.

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How to keep kids safe online - tips from leading cyber-security expert John Parsons

Communication sits at the heart of society, and digital communications technology (DCT) has had rapid uptake. Our kids are connected and can communicate at an unprecendented scale. Smartphones are ubiquitous, an increasing number of schools have BYOD policies, and technology enables and empowers  learning in many positive ways. The challenge is to maximize the positive aspects of connection, while managing risk.

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The impact of the digital revolution on education

A new report released on the digital economy and society examines the impact of technology in schools as the new digital curriculum rollout gathers momentum.

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The Smartphone Problem in Schools - we talk with Radio NZ

It was great to speak with Kathryn Ryan from Radio New Zealand on the problem of smartphones in schools. Many of the schools we talk with are concerned about the rise of smartphone use in schools, and say that the majority of secondary school students now own a smartphone.

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Is Fortnite: Battle Royale okay for my child?

It’s been called Hunger Games meets Call of Duty. So it’s little wonder that, upon its recent release as a free download, Fortnite: Battle Royale has blown away its competitors to become one of the most popular games on earth - praised and criticised in equal measure for its addictive qualities by both kids and adults.

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Buying an unlimited data plan for your child? Get set for unlimited distraction

No-limits data plans may be a boon for Australian consumers. But the move could put students at risk, freeing them from reliance on protected school networks to go free-range on their own data.

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