Here’s How To Tell If Your Child Might Be Addicted To Gaming

A mum has urged the NHS to diagnose her 15-year-old son with gaming addiction, as she says he has become so consumed by online games that he has not been to school for a year. Kendall Palmer, from north London, told The Telegraph she has fought for three years to have her son’s condition recognised [...]

By | 2018-06-18T17:24:29+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Apple Offers Tools to Help with Smartphone Addiction

Apple has unveiled new tools to help people control their smartphone use, after facing accusations that its technology is "addictive". A tool called Screen Time will create daily and weekly activity reports, the technology giant announced on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose. The reports will detail how long you spend in [...]

By | 2018-06-07T19:51:40+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Trolls, Fanboys and Lurkers: Improving Online Commenting Culture

"Do you call that a haircut? I hope you didn't pay for it." "Oh please this is rubbish, you're a disgrace to yourself and your profession." These are just two examples of comments that have followed articles I have written in my career. While they may seem benign compared with the sort of violent and [...]

By | 2018-06-07T19:36:46+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Debunking the Myths About Technology Addiction

How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time? Balancing technology use with other aspects of daily life seems reasonable, but there is a lot of conflicting advice about where that balance should be. Much of the discussion is framed around fighting “addiction” to technology. But to me, that resembles a moral [...]

Dark Web Handbook

Brett Lee, a former undercover internet detective and police office of 22 years, is passionate about keeping parents and guardians informed about the risks facing children in the online world. Now the founder of the child safety organisation Internet Safe Education, Brett keeps his audiences informed of new technologies and trends to keep children out [...]

By | 2018-06-04T13:52:20+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Facebook ‘Revenge Porn’ Pilot Proceeds Despite Concerns

Facebook says it is proceeding with its controversial ‘revenge porn’ prevention pilot, despite the slew of concerns from security experts and victim advocates. The company announced the scheme in November last year, detailing the steps users had to take to stop intimate images being shared on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger without their consent. The process [...]

By | 2018-06-04T13:50:29+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

12 Ways to Keep Your Children Healthy in the Digital Age

According to a newly published report by the Global Wellness Institute, Wellness in the Age of the Smartphone, “Whether we like it or not, whether we feel confident that we can deal with the change or not, this technological revolution will disrupt everything in a trend that is inescapable. Its scale, speed, breadth and complexity will be unlike anything [...]

Is Your Child Addicted to Video Games?

The world health organization added gaming disorder to its list of mental health issues just this year. How often do your kids play video games? Some moms admit, the games can be like a babysitter -- keeping kids busy. But does your child play more than an hour a day? There is a new concern [...]

By | 2018-05-21T16:48:34+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Happy Not Perfect App Launches to Combat Anxiety and Stress

Feeling overwhelmed by social media? You aren't alone. Selfie-obsessed tweens and multi-tasking millennials are reporting record levels of stress and anxiety, as social media tightens its grip on human interaction. New app Happy Not Perfect is a very modern solution to this growing modern problem. Created by former TV presenter Poppy Jamie, its dedicated to helping people [...]

By | 2018-05-21T16:48:23+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sexting is Happening at a Younger Age Than Ever Before. Here’s What Parents Need to Know.

Did you know that one in three teens has had their own explicit image used against them? This startling statistic comes from a survey of 12,000 students across Australia at a Generation Next teen wellbeing event held in March. It’s also the area of expertise of cyber safety expert and founder of Internet Safe Education, former police officer and [...]