Family Games & Technology
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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.
Kristie Bradfield How honest are you about your life on social media? Why we fake it and the real impact it has on other struggling parents.
Rosa Prince A mother who became frustrated by her teenager's failure to answer her calls has created an app that disables youngsters' phones if they refuse to respond.
Karissa Bell After months of hype, Humin, the free app that promised to completely rethink the traditional phone and contacts app, has finally rolled out to Apple's app store.
Tim Biggs REVIEW: Micromon is the first successful attempt at bringing a Pokemon clone to mobile devices.
Chelsea Stark The next entry in the Skylanders franchise, which brings plastic toys to life in video game form, will also be playable on tablets when the game is released this holiday season.
Catherine Rodie A new study from Oxford University has found that playing a video game for a short amount of time could have a positive impact on children.
Jo Hartley Is wagging school about to become a thing of the past? A new app is helping parents and schools monitor the whereabouts of their students.
Neha Prakash The Fine Bros. sat down with a gaggle of precocious children of the 21st century to teach them about typewriters for the YouTube channel's "Kids React" series.
Adam Ewing If you're wondering why a preschool science app is eating your iPhone battery, you probably have Toca Boca to thank.
Esther Han Children admit to creating fake social media accounts and fudging browser histories in an attempt to keep parents in the dark about their online activities, a new report finds.