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.
Concerned about how much time your kids are spending in front of screens? We have everything you need to know about time limits, why it's so inviting and how to cut back.
With most children making their social media debut within their first 24 hours of life – new research suggests parents need to be thinking carefully about the digital footprint they're creating for their kids.
If the daily battle over the length and quality of screen time is beginning to dominate your family life, then help is at hand.
Parents should be devising individual media use plans for their children to ensure a healthy balance between "digital and real life", according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Counselling sessions regarding online porn have increased 60% during the last year, reports British Children's helpline.
Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. In this series, we look at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.
Children as young as nine are so dependent on their mobile phones that they check their devices repeatedly throughout the night.
Phones come out of the box like newborns, with everything turned on and demanding attention, says Manoush Zomorodi.
People who frequently use social media are also likely to have problems with body image.
For the majority of Australian children, screen time takes up more of their leisure hours than any other recreational activity.
An 18-year-old Austrian girl is suing her parents for posting embarrassing photos of her on Facebook, claiming that the images have made her life a misery.
Look once you'll see a maximum of four. Look twice, you'll see eight.