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.
In recent months, Silicon Valley executives have been speaking out about the purposely addictive designs of smartphones and social media, which make them hard to put down for anyone, but particularly teenagers. Now, a new report puts numbers to the warnings:, tying a sudden and large drop in adolescents' happiness with the proliferation of smartphones, and finding that the more hours a day teens spend in front of screens, the less satisfied they are.
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The issue of technology in bedrooms is a highly contentious one.
New study investigates the problem.
"Our goal is to stay one step ahead."
This Christmas, think about swapping the device for a book.
Celebrity chef and dad to teenage girls criticised parents who let their daughters post selfies on social media that look "quite porno".
To navigate and thrive in this new world requires us to learn to use technology as the tool it was always meant to be – to connect with others, to make a difference and to enjoy ourselves - not as an end of itself.
I caught my other daughter once in her room offline, looking through the photo stream on her mobile – she explained she just wanted to go through the action of swiping.
The addictive qualities of television, much fretted over during my childhood, are as nothing compared to the crack cocaine of a digital screen.