Unplug Your Kids with Books

Unplug Your Kids with Books

Image Courtesy of Australian Booksellers Association, National Bookshop Day Facebook Page With the rise of always-on technology, it’s harder than ever to maintain a healthy life balance. One simple way to manage screentime at home is to set a regular…

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Screentime and Cyber-Health

Screentime and Cyber-Health

School holidays gave me the time to visit UCB’s Vision Radio Network FM to talk about screentime and cyber-health. On 26 September, I visited the studio to record the show Cyber-health and the Holidays. Morning Cafe host Karen Hunt, a…

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Reducing Screen Time: One Mom’s Clever System

Reducing Screen Time: One Mom’s Clever System

     Managing Screentime, Part Three (#TakingBackScreentime) Today’s post is reposted from Narrowback Slacker, a blog written by a parent and freelance development editor for college textbooks. When I stumbled across her post on family screentime, I discovered a philosophy as much…

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Screentime & Mental Health: Reason to Worry?

Screentime & Mental Health: Reason to Worry?

“Are video games making my kid hyper?” Parents around the world have fretted over this question ever since Atari launched Pong back in 1975. (Can you believe it?) The problem goes way beyond hyper behaviour. According to child and adolescent psychiatrist Victoria…

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New Series: Taking Back Screentime

New Series: Taking Back Screentime

Today we’re launching a new series, Taking Back Screentime, with a view to honing our parenting efforts and sharing tips on managing tech-time at home. The series will include a combination of recent research by health professionals and home-made, tried-and-true…

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