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Mental health crisis in primary years linked to screen-time, social media

Primary school kids as young as five are self-harming, acting out and suffering from mood disorders at unheard-of rates - and social media and smartphones are being identified as a major contributing factor.

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How Zone Manager benefits your school's families

Schools can protect student devices while they're on the school network. But what happens when those devices travel home?

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Senior educator endorses use of phones to enhance learning

If we ban phones from classrooms, are we passing up an opportunity for learning?

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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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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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