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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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What on earth is a Snapstreak?

Snapchat.

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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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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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