Family Games & Technology
Livia Gamble A Texas teen owes her life to her selfie stick.
Livia Gamble Using the #todayskidswillneverknow hundreds of people have a taken a viral trip down memory lane.
Nicola Yelland Toys and apps for kids are a multi-million-dollar industry, and being able to label something as "educational" is a major selling point. However, "educational" is often in the eye of the beholder and the potential of any app, or toy, relates to what you can creatively do with them with children.
Clare Sibthorpe This is what happens when Siri tries to answer a child's pressing questions.
Livia Gamble After earning only a few dollars selling lemonade, it was clear nine-year-old Gabrielle from Ohio would have to work very hard before she could afford the iPad she was saving for.
Clare Sibthorpe Are your children too busy staring at computer and tablet screens to learn how to play traditional card games?
Loren Smith Befuddled parents: sigh no more.
Livia Gamble Jeremy Cook was shot multiple times on Sunday when he confronted three men in a car about his phone.
Livia Gamble Selecting the right amount of data for your family can be difficult but there are ways to ensure you don't get hit with an unexpected bill at the end of the month.
Meghan Leahy Parents all over the world are waging battles, both small and large, against the ever-encroaching technology in our children's lives.
Martine Oglethorpe Before we torment ourselves, lets take a look at how we can gain a little perspective, some factual understanding and learn to ditch the techno guilt.
Users average a full working day per week.
Livia Gamble A mother posted a photo on Facebook of a man she labelled a 'creep' and accused of photographing her children. It was shared 20,000 times before she realised her error.
Jen Vuk Putting her supermodel powers of influence to good use, Karlie Kloss is trying to entice more girls into the computer coding industry.
Janine M. Cooper Children love interactive devices and can’t recall a time without them, so it may be best to manage rather than ban them.
Tonya Rooney Police and cyber safety experts have cautioned parents against using this type of monitoring due to the potential impact on trust in the parent/child relationship.
Meghan Leahy We have a 12-year-old boy who is addicted to electronics (iPad, phone, TV). How do we wean him off of them? Is it too late?
Julie Fisher, Catherine Lang, Helen Forgasz After running an all-girls IT class in mostly co-ed schools for four years, researchers made some interesting discoveries.
Livia Gamble Kylie Jenner takes no responsibility for the #kyliejennerchallenge.
Collette Devlin Parents are saying no to spying on their kids after a monitoring app was launched.
Julia Cahill I let my kids have a school holiday screen time blowout and the results were more than I ever expected.
Hannah Francis Wealthier teenagers are more likely to use Instagram and Snapchat compared to their less well-off peers, research shows.
Kerri Sackville Have you seen the video of the ghost whispering child? Nearly 9.5 million people have. But here is why no-one should have seen it.
Livia Gamble Knowing who your best friend is on Snapchat was something users revelled in.
Livia Gamble A UK teen obviously wasn’t thinking when she pranked her mum into believing she had been kidnapped.
Hannah Francis The classic arcade game comes to city streets around the world.
Livia Gamble A teachers' group in the UK have said they will call the police if parents allow children to play 18+ computer games.
Karen Andrews If want your kids to skip the junky game apps and interact with some quality ones these school holidays here are five that are worth downloading for creative kids.
Livia Gamble Police said a girl tried to kill her mother on two separate occasions as revenge for taking away her iPhone.
Robin Erb Three of four U.S. parents say they know of at least one mum or dad guilty of oversharenting.
Australian children are spending, on average, almost an entire day of the week on their smartphones.
Meredith Hale I wasn't desperate for coffee, or counting the minutes until bedtime so I could pour myself a glass of Merlot. I was addicted to my iPhone.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says parents need to be aware of that ISIS recruit youth via the social media and the internet.
Kerri Sackville I was sitting next to my son when it happened. He was playing a Pokemon game on his Nintendo 3DS when he turned white, his mouth dropped open, and a look of sheer devastation crossed his face.
Livia Gamble One website is going above and beyond to teach parents, who are perhaps a little less internet savvy, a painful lesson in privacy.
Karen Andrews The school and work year has resumed – and probably doesn't feel like it stopped all that long ago! If you want to start off 2015 by keeping on top of daily chores more efficiently or keeping important information just a click away, then these apps will help. I know because they help me. Let's take a closer look.
Michael Liedtke YouTube wants to help parents control what their kids are watching on the internet.
Nick Bilton When you break it down, there are essentially three social media doors that you can unlock for a child. The hard part is knowing at what age you unlock each door.
Donna Leinwand Leger Death may take your body, but it doesn't have to extinguish your online persona.
Isobel Ewing A six-year-old New Zealand boy with a new mobile phone has been receiving text messages intended for a prostitute.
Gabe McGrath Parents in Taiwan can be fined up to $2000 if their children spend too much time in front of the screen, but how would Aussie parents fare under such laws?
The French Monopoly makers have created a handful of special boards which contain real money.
Mary Ward Here's what you need to know to keep your kids safe when they're using Instagram.
Mary Ward Fashion Dads is the Instagram account you need to follow - more for laughs than fashion advice.
Alison Bradshaw Could your family go television-free? Here, one mum tells you why she was the most unlikely to take on such a challenge, but now that she has, she's never looked back.
Shaza Barbar Monash University has launched an educational app for children aged 8 to 12 designed to better engage students in their learning and improve literacy skills.
A 13-year-old girl from Fife in Scotland is at the centre of a paedophile probe after contacting around 200 men online and exchanging indecent images
Michelle Quinn My son knows he's getting a used iPhone for his 12th birthday. He's also getting a contract from his parents with rules, conditions and consequences - here's why.
So-called "sexting" without consent is now an offence in Victoria.
Kerri Sackville Passing laws that hold website and app creators to account for the actions of the user won't stop cyberbullying.
Snapchat and other "smaller" social media firms will not fall under the legal scope of the federal government's crackdown on cyberbullying.
Rachel Olding The police and government are issuing harsh warnings to young Australian drivers for taking part in a dangerous craze of taking "selfies" while behind the wheel.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai A 10-year-old girl from the Philippines, nicknamed Sweetie, has helped authorities convict one Australian on child pornography charges. But Sweetie isn't real — she's a virtual digital avatar created to lure predators as part of a global sting operation.
Judith Newman For a long time many of us wanted an imaginary friend, and now we have one. Only she's not entirely imaginary.
Caitlin Dewey Since children are the future, and no one over 21 really knows what they find "cool," researchers have devoted many, many surveys to the exact quantification of what it is teens do online.
Allison Slater Tate Is this the trickiest parenting challenge you face as a Gen Xer? This mother believes so and here is why.
Matthew Knott The federal government is considering fining social media sites over cyber bullying in an effort to protect young people.
Hannah Francis Two teenage school girls are tackling sexism in the gaming industry with their own video game that features tampons instead of weapons.
Dennis Green Kids these days - they're just obsessed with taking selfies.
Katie Cincotta A young Dr Who fan is regenerating an old character.