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Facebook & Google denounced as today's cigarettes by ex-employees

Are social media, the Internet and smartphones addictive by design, much like cigarettes? That's what a group of Silicon Valley "geeks" who were early employees at Facebook and Google are saying and acting upon, alarmed over the ill effects of digital devices, networking tools and apps.

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1,000 teens charged after sharing child pornography online

Danish police have taken a hard line on inappropriate content, namely child pornography, shared on social media, charging over 1,000 young people with "distribution of child pornography" after video content of two 15 year olds was circulated online, predominantly on Facebook and Messenger. “It may sound very dramatic that we’re charging with child pornography,” said Flemming Kjaerside, a police superintendent. “Many had no intention to distribute child pornography, but objectively speaking, that’s what they’ve done.”

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Pornstar to Parents: Shame on You!

 

When a porn star complains she’s sick of teaching kids about sex, maybe it’s time to face the facts about pornography online.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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