Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

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Are smartphones and social media to blame for teen mental health crisis?

Feb 11, 2020
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Young people are facing a mental health crisis, both here in Australia and internationally. There’s a concerning increase in the rates of mental health issues amongst young people and the finger is often pointed at technology, particularly social media and smartphones, which are contributing factors. But is technology to blame? The dominant, alarmist narrative suggests […]

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3 Things You Need To Know Before You Post About Your Child Online

Jul 26, 2019
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As parents, we are so very lucky to be raising children in the digital era.  Does it shock you that I said that?  It’s amazing that we can video call our children’s grandparent’s on the other side of the world. That we can have group chats with our parent friends so we have someone to […]

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Sharenting- what parents need to consider before sharing pictures of their kids

Aug 22, 2017
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We’ve been inundated with expert opinions on young kids and adolescents using social media- when is it okay to introduce social media, how do we protect their privacy and how is it impacting on them emotionally and socially? But what many of us have failed to consider is how we as parents use social media […]

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When is it okay to introduce social media to kids?

May 6, 2017
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“You’re the worst Mum in the world. I’m the only person in my whole class who isn’t allowed an Instagram account. You suck! I hate you!” This is a common conversation that many parents are having with their kids. Actually, let me clarify, it’s not a conversation, it’s often a tirade of abuse from your […]

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