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Are Parental Controls Really That Effective?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Dear Dr Justin, a few weeks ago we found our ten-year-old son looking at an explicit website on his iPad. He says he found it accidentally when he was looking for games and we believe him.  Read more

Protecting Kids From Risky Media and Web Content: 12 Tips From a Psychologist

By: Clare Bruce

Today’s children are the first “born with a phone in their hands”, not knowing what it’s like to live without web-connected devices close at hand. Read more

The 10-Year Challenge – ‘Tech Style’

By: McCrindle

The current trend is posting selfies from 10 years ago alongside one from today. We decided to do the same but with technology instead. Read more

Screen Time, Digital Wellbeing & Priorities

By: Robert Garrett

New technology releases have a habit of introducing a bunch of new, ‘must have’ functions that are solutions to problems we never knew we had. However, Apple’s latest mobile operating system – iOS 12 has an interesting new function called Screen Time. Read more

The Great ‘Unplug’ Day a Chance to Detox From Phones and Tech

By: Hope Media

A New York-based non-profit called Reboot is encouraging people around the world to join in the ‘National Day of Unplugging’ this weekend – a 24-hour disconnect from phones, computers and other devices. Read more

Are Smart Toys Safe?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

There is a toy revolution building. Kids toys are becoming smarter. It’s part of the “internet of things”, which basically means that every “thing” you can buy can be connected to the Internet. Read more

Toddlers and Television

By: Dr Justin Coulson

I have written in this column – for years – that excessive screen time, including watching television, is not good for anyone, but is especially detrimental to children. A study published recently about the effects of television watching on toddlers makes this clearer than ever. Read more

5 Things Every Christian Should Know About Digital Technology

By: Akos Balogh

Digital technology saturates our lives: smartphones, social media, Google and Instagram. From teenagers to grandparents, we’re all swimming in a digital sea. Read more

How Play is Changing

By: Dr Justin Coulson

I want to ask you two questions. Pretty simple ones.  

First, how do your children play?

Second, how is  their  play different from the play  you enjoyed when you were young?

Consider your answers for just a moment. Is there much difference between the two? Read more

The Challenge And Blessing of Our Digital Age

By: Akos Balogh

We’re swimming in a digital ocean.

Google, Facebook, smart phones: these are part of our daily lives. (In fact, we now have a generation – ‘iGen’ – who can’t even remember a time without smart phones.) Read more