Social media and a child's right to privacy
If there was ever a topic to divide parents, it would be the question of whether it’s okay to use your children as social media talent.
Are there good TV shows for children?
Screen time is part of life for most families. But how much is too much and is there such a thing as quality television? Television can be part of a healthy lifestyle and gives you the chance to model a healthy and balanced approach to screen use.
Child health issues: What parents think
A 2021 poll of Australian parents’ top ten child health problems has excessive screen time holding onto the number one spot. Parent concern about screen time has jumped more than 30% in the past six years according to the Royal Children’s Hospital poll.
Avoid screen time before school: Study
A French study has found that screen time in the morning can negatively impact a child’s language ability. Dr Manon Collet says children who were exposed to screens before school were three times more likely to develop primary language disorders.
Stepping away from parental peer pressure
Many parents have felt pressure to follow what other parents are doing, but social media has added a new layer of complexity. From comparing childhood milestones to “keeping up with the Joneses”, Associate Professor Fay Hadley discusses how to cope.
Baby apps: helping or hindering mums?
Replacing the safety pin which reminded new mothers which side to next breastfeed on, apps designed to track everything an infant does, including breastfeeding, are widely available. But while they can reassure new mothers they may also overwhelm them.
Privacy and your child's rights online
It’s not unusual for parents to share hundreds of photos and personal details about their children on social media, but questions are now being asked about a child’s right to choose what is shared, in light of children's rights in the digital age.
Screen time and the science of learning
Screens are not good babysitters, but is there such a thing as healthy screen time? How do we understand the benefits and challenges or decide when screen usage might aid learning? Author, speaker and academic Dr Michael Nagel, looks at the research.
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