Michelle Maltais Although our family encourages sharing, Apple really doesn't when it comes to its devices.
Camille Bautista Five-year-old Danny Kitchen accidentally racked up more than $2500 in add-on purchases on the family iPad.
Jenneth Orantia Simple account safeguards and a sound method of letting older children spend their pocket money can stop little ones purchasing big on mobile devices - whether inadvertently or deliberately.
SARAH MACDONALD Pathologising technology is 'clearly stupid', but how much is too much?
Staff writers Watch Argo and all the other Oscar nominated films re-enacted by adorable and hilarious children.
ANNA SPARGO-RYAN Digital freedom comes responsibility, so let's take a look at the ways you can work with your child to keep them safe online and offline.
Alex Kidman Sony and Microsoft are preparing their next generation of consoles, with plenty of online speculation as to what you'll be doing with the next generation of games.
DEBORAH GOUGH Parents who buy into their children's online disputes can continue the tirade long after their children have made up, warn bullying experts.
You don't need to be a grown-up to have the drive to innovate. Jenneth Orantia talks to three young app creators making digital waves.
Adam Turner As students head back to school, it's time to look for a notebook that won't break your back or your budget.
Jessica Wright The federal government's scheme providing high school students with laptop computers is on the brink of collapse, leaving parents with hefty bills and educators with a chaotic start to the school year.
The original Toy Story movie has been brought to life in this fan-made tribute film that uses live-action and stop-motion animation to recreate the family favourite.
Blogger Janell Burley Hofmann found fame in the US when she gave a her son Gregory an iPhone for Christmas. It came with a few conditions ... 18 to be precise.
ASHER MOSES Hundreds of the most popular children's smartphone and tablet apps are collecting or sharing personal information - including geolocation, phone numbers and device identification - with third parties, without notifying parents or asking for permission.
ANNA SPARGO-RYAN If you're breaking out in hives at the thought of spending summer trapped indoors, we have some great technology suggestions that will keep your kids entertained AND get them out of the house.
Young people think the penalties for sexting and cyber bullying are too harsh, a survey has found.
ANNA SPARGO-RYAN When you're planning your Christmas shenanigans this year please, for the love of the light in your child's eyes, take this list with you.
ANNA SPARGO-RYAN Apple’s long-awaited announcement of the iPad Mini is here but is this year’s Christmas ‘must have’ really a good choice for our Gen Zs?
ANNA SPARGO-RYAN It’s true that the online world can be a dangerous one for kids, but banning social media all together is not the only option.
Sam Grobart Unlike R-rated movies or a learner's permit, there are no clear rules that dictate when a child can or should have a phone.
ANNA SPARGO-RYAN It seems that the grown-ups are not the only ones who have caught the blogging bug with children as young as seven joining the blogosphere.
A nine-year-old blogger has won a food fight with authorities in her Scottish town, after an online outcry prompted officials to lift a ban on posting photos of her school lunches.
Child sex offenders are posing as children on social networking and gaming sites to lure in their victims, Queensland police have warned after making seven arrests involving child porn.
ANNA SPARGO-RYAN After losing her daughter one too many times under an ever increasing pile of books Anna Spargo-Ryan decided it was time to invest in an eBook reader but with so many options which was the best? Here is what she found out.
Facebook testing ways to allow under 13s on the site without them needing to lie.
Staff writers with Agencies Are you constantly battling your child for your share of time on the family iPad? There are fears that all this time spent on the in-demand device and not enough outside exercising could leave children nearsighted.
Adele Horin Children addicted to video games are more likely to suffer depression, anxiety and social phobias.
Warren Buckleitner Here are a dozen apps for all those well-behaved kids who got an iPad or iPod Touch for the holidays.
Sarah Napthali I confess, I was one of the zillions of well-intentioned mothers who would never allow her sons to wield toy guns. Yet faced with their passion for gun play and research suggesting this was normal, I eventually surrendered. Soon enough, the sounds of ''POW POW'' began to feel normal, innocent even.
KATIE CARLIN The weather is warming up and it’s time to get the kids outdoors into the sunshine for some good old fashioned fun. We have put together a list of exciting, messy and adventurous games and activities that will have your kids forgetting all about their video games.
Alexandra Smith NILOOFAR VEISZADEH is only eight but she uses the internet every day, accessing a range of sites from her own laptop.
NIck Broughall Whether it’s an educational app or a digital book, an interactive game or a streaming TV service, there are a huge number of apps available for kids to experience on the App Store.
Nick Broughall Something about the large, 3.5-inch screen and simple interactive controls of the iPhone makes it a magnet for toddlers’ sticky fingers. As parents all around the world have discovered, Apple’s smartphone isn’t just a useful tool for adults, but a handy toy for kids of all ages.
Nick Broughall Gadgets are not just for adults these days. From an early age, kids are getting more accustomed to the idea of using high tech (and low tech) devices.
Nick Broughall These days kids need computers but they also need to have some restrictions imposed, both for discipline and for their own safety.
Joanne Orlando Have you heard about the latest trend in toilet training young children? Letting them use the iPad while they're on the potty.
Andrew Stevenson Thousands of primary school children are putting themselves at risk from sexual predators by using social networking sites from as young as eight years old.
Mark Russell With the rise of online gadgetry, many children are becoming switched on to screens before they can walk.
An hour spent playing video games may make teenage boys eat more over the rest of the day, a small study suggests.
JUSTINE DAVIES New study shows that many parents are unaware of how to protect their kids on social networks.
Heidi Davoren What does a child do for fun in 2011 when there is no computer or television screen assisting their neurological development?
John Birmingham Here's a hard truth from someone who loves his gaming. I'm coming to the conclusion that games can be very, very bad for kids. Not that they have to be bad for kids. Just that they can be.
Jennifer Rajca Zed or zee? The way children pronounce the last letter of the alphabet speaks volumes about the cultural influence of Uncle Sam.
AMBER ROBINSON Taronga Zoo has launched a free iPhone app targeted at 5-12 yr olds. The first of its kind, it lets zoo visitors create a digital scrapbook of their visit.
I wanted to write about Digital Rights Management–the sneaky little software tricks that stop you downloading a copy of Falafel from Amazon and immediately making about 1000 copies to send to your friends, among other things ...
AMBER ROBINSON Apps. It’s a wonder how parents ever made it through a long wait at the doctor’s surgery without them! Here’s a selection of our highest-rated apps for kids.
Kylie Orr In a household where computers almost have their own seat at the dining table, our children are going to be exposed to technology daily. This can be a great gift in a world of wires but it can also become a source of immense anxiety for us parents.
Schools A to Z Experts suggest cyber safety discussions should start when children are six or seven years old. Here are some tips to help your children avoid online bullying.
Nick Galvin Parents worry about how children use the internet, but it seems kids are wiser than you might think, writes Nick Galvin.
Gordon Farrer If parents learn about their children's online world, they can help deal with problems.
Jill Stark Victoria's chief child psychiatrist has urged parents to remove computers from children's bedrooms, following the suicides of four Geelong teenagers, one of which had links to cyber bullying.
Neil Shoebridge The second anniversary of the start of the Australian Communications and Media Authority's review of children's television standards has come and gone, with no clear sign of when the new rules will be released.