Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Technology

The Social Media Contract That Will Get You and Your Kids Talking

Inside: A downloadable social media contract that will help generate great conversations with your kids Managing your child’s social media use can be daunting. We all know the basics; no social media in the bedroom, make sure privacy settings are… Continue Reading →

How Can Technology Be As Addictive as Cocaine?

In South Korea there are 200 digital addiction rehabilitation centres.  The symptoms of the people in these centers include rage, anxiety, restlessness and loss of memory. They are the same symptoms you would expect people to be suffering in a… Continue Reading →

50+ Ways to Get Your Kids Off Their Devices and Into the Holidays

The summer holidays pose a real challenge for some parents in terms of getting kids off the couch. It is relatively easy to get young kids out to play, but teenagers are a bit more difficult. When teenagers are sitting… Continue Reading →

What Are Our Kids So Afraid Of?

Today at school, I asked a usually vivacious 16-year old girl if she was alright. She was looking a bit clammy and fragile so we went and had a quiet chat. Zoe is sitting exams and choosing subjects for her… Continue Reading →

What Happens When You Digitally Drench Kids?

Today the average Australian household has 12 Internet enabled devices. We have invited this technology into our homes, our workplaces and our schools and as yet it is unregulated. It hasn’t been possible to study long term effects because…there has… Continue Reading →

Why a Mobile Phone Ban is a Gift to Students

The fact that parents believe mobile phones are essential to keeping kids safe is testament to the power of marketing. If phone companies really were worried about the wellbeing of children, they would be heavily marketing cheap ‘dumb’ phones…phones that… Continue Reading →

Worrying New App for Teens ‘Spotafriend’

Spotafriend is an app marketing itself as ‘only for teenagers’. Its function is to connect teens with others around them. The app works by swiping right on the pictures of those you would like to become friends with. If both… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Parents are often told to monitor their kids’ computer use, or they’re told to educate their kids about cyber safety. But what does that mean? What conversations should parents be having with their kids? Here are 10 tips to get… Continue Reading →

Parents And Social Media 

Generation X have taken to Facebook like ducks to water. Unfortunately, this gives us a false sense of security about our expertise with social media. You may be all over Facebook, but do you know how to use SnapChat? Did… Continue Reading →

Taming Cyberia: The New Office Protecting Kids Online

One of my first experiences of serious online bullying was in 2008 at a local boys’ school. One lunchtime a group of students from a nearby high school came onto the grounds and beat up one of our Year 9… Continue Reading →

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