Press Releases

2018

16 January, 2018

Sarahah ... Honestly? A Teen Observer Weighs In

“My 13-year-old sister uses this and she got a death threat aimed at our 2-year-old brother.”


9 January, 2018

Fun with Boredom

“Mum – I’m booooooooored!”

If you’re a parent, and that doesn’t sound familiar at this point in the school holidays, you don’t need to read this post. You need a hearing test.


4 January, 2018

Dad Sued for Reading Daughter’s Texts

Parents who read their children’s text messages are not breaching privacy laws, a Spanish court has found. Mothers and fathers not only have the legal right to monitor their kids’ activities. They have a legal responsibility to do so.


3 January, 2018

Who the Hell Is Alphonso, and Why Is He Eavesdropping on My Kids?

Jumbo the Bear just loves to eat. And kids who play Honey Quest just love to feed him. In fact, that’s the whole object of the game: to feed Jumbo as many oranges, grapes and apples as his round little tummy can hold. Nawwwws!

2017

22 December, 2017

The 12 Days of [Screen-free] Christmas

Technology is awesome, and we wouldn’t want to live without it … but too much of a good thing can suck the fun right out of family life, especially at holiday time. To help keep things jolly and bright all season long, here are 12 left-of-centre ideas for taking the troops off-grid.


19 December, 2017

Who's Watching Your Child on Yubo?

Yellow, a.k.a. “Tinder for Teens,” earned a reputation as a playground for predators and pedophiles when it was released in early 2017.


12 December, 2017

What’s the right age for a smartphone?

How old is old enough for a smartphone? It’s one of the many questions today’s digital parents wrestle with - especially at gift-giving season - it wasn’t even a thing a generation ago.

Bill and Melinda were adamant about setting boundaries for their children. But many argue that withholding mobile devices until kids are well into their teenage years is simply impractical today.


5 December, 2017

Is screen-time the new junk food?

Sedentariness, aka sitting around too much, is an unanticipated outcome of the “mobile revolution.” And its health effects are just beginning to bite.

Here’s another reason to limit screen-time: sitting.


28 November, 2017

Pause before you post

Are your kids' thumbs working faster than their brains? This time-tested fix could help.


14 November, 2017

“God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains”

Is your gut telling you social media may be harming your kids?