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October 21, 2018

Are video games like Fortnite harmful to kids? Parents need to understand why kids play and when to worry and when to relax.

Many parents are concerned with their child’s seemingly obsessive video game play. Fortnite, the most recent gaming phenomenon, has taken...

October 21, 2018

A growing number of Australians are checking their screens from the moment they wake and every 12 minutes throughout the day – and they’re not happy about it.
 

The Korn Group’s Switching Off survey found Australians readily admit to over-dependence on technology and ar...

October 6, 2018

NEW laws prompted by the tragic death of teenager Dolly Everett will put ­cyberbullies  in  jail for up to five years.

State government amendments to be unveiled today mean abusive online trolls and those who send threatening texts or emails would be slapped with A...

September 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users.
 

The company said it discovered the breach this week. The attackers exploited a feature in Facebook’s code that allowed them...

September 27, 2018

A SECURITY crackdown scouring overseas travellers’ social media for terror links and checking their identities with global criminal databases could be a reality at Australian airports.
 

The Home Affairs Department is considering rolling out the new technology, which ca...

September 19, 2018

Family Link, the parental control hub Google introduced last year to give kids under 13 their own Google accounts, is now expanding its features to teens. Family Link allows parents to set screen time limits, lock devices when it’s time for a break, approve or block ap...

August 8, 2018

Safe on Social Media is currently updating our cheat sheets and guides to musical.ly as more information on the changes to the platform come to hand. 

This article was first published on Fast Company:

If you’re a fan of Musical.ly–the smartphone app that lets you lip-syn...

June 28, 2018

A brilliant article about a complex problem that is becoming more and more common.


 

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On school nights, Louis would hide under his duvet so he could play on his laptop into the early ho...

 A mother has hit out at the makers of a game that is popular with children after a ‘friend’ invited her into a sex room. The woman, who only gave her name as Peggy, said she was watching her daughter play the game Roblox when the incident occurred. She immediately too...