Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

Physical Safety

Body Image in an Age of Selfies & Social Media

Apr 12, 2019
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We’ve long worried about the challenges kids and teens face forming healthy body images from the unrealistic images depicted in the media. There’s an established history with the media bombaring kids and teens with unrealistic, sexualised, and stereotypical images and messages about bodies. Today, given the popularity of social media and selfies, these concerns are […]

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Five Simple Ways to Protect our Digital Health

Jul 12, 2018
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Employees and executives are spending more and more time plugged into our digital devices. We rely on technology for our work (and play too). This increased time spent with technology is having a significant and cumulative impact on our physical health (and also our mental health too). We’re only just starting to realise some of […]

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Are Headphones Bad for Kids’ Ears ?

Sep 24, 2015
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Dangerous Decibels: Are Headphones Harming Children’s Hearing? Getting kids to listen is difficult at the best of times. We often joke that our children’s hearing may have been harmed because of all of the loud music that they listen to. But there may be some truth in this claim. Noise-induced hearing loss is a serious […]

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Are headphones safe for my child?

Mar 10, 2015
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As any parent (or teacher) knows, getting your child to listen is hard. Really hard at times. “Selective deafness” infuriates parents and teachers alike. But this problem is compounded when children have mp3 players (iPhones and iPods) constantly attached to their ears. Many parents joke that their child’s hearing capacity has been hampered by all of the […]

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Protecting Kids’ Eye Health

Sep 23, 2014
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Parents and educators are concerned about the impact of digital devices on children’s eye health.   In this quick video that’s shared on the Nick Jr Parents’ blog, I provide some simple advice for parents wanting to protect their little one’s eye health, including the 20-20-20 rule.     Do you have any tips or […]

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Techno-glect: Please Put Your Phone Down

Apr 29, 2014
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Parental distraction with iPhones…This is the post you were never going to see. It’s the post that has been brewing for weeks. It’s been drafted, tweaked and re-written and then…shelved. I have resisted the urge to press ‘publish’. Why?   I know that it’s a controversial topic. I’m aware that this post will most likely […]

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Three Tips for Preventing Technology-Related RSI in Children

Sep 25, 2013
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There is no denying that today’s children are spending increasing amounts of time with digital devices. But is this digital exposure coming at a high cost to their physical development? Are children REALLY suffering from RSI?  A generation of children is increasingly suffering from physical ailments related to over-use of digital devices. Recent media reports […]

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