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The Screen Scene: What’s A Parent To Do?

Scene One: It’s December 2015, in Melbourne, and the Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital releases the results of its first Australian Child Health Poll. Excessive screen time has emerged as the top ‘big problem’ for the health of Australian children and teenagers ahead of obesity; not enough physical activity; unhealthy diet; bullying; illegal drug use; family [...]

The Age of Screenagers, and Parents and Teens Who Are Saying No to Devices

© Bubbles Photolibrary / Alamy At Ravenswood School for Girls on Sydney's north shore on a recent Friday, the playgrounds were full of girls who were not texting or even updating their social media status. A large group of year 10 girls was shrieking with delight over a skipping game where at least [...]