The Hidden Dangers Of Online Games

While online games provide entertainment, opportunities to learn skills such as problem solving and collaboration by connecting with other gamers, it’s important that children and teens are equipped to handle the dangers associated with online gaming activities. These dangers include excessive gaming habits, privacy concerns, exposure to inappropriate content and […]

Do You Need A Privacy Health Check?

“Privacy today is founded on the principles of transparency and accountability. It is about ensuring individuals can exercise choice and control and that the actions of organisations reflect the value of personal information to individual’s wellbeing and dignity.” – Angelene Falk, Acting Australian Information Commissioner & Acting Privacy Commissioner. Recent controversy […]

Examining The Impact Of Video Games On Children

The impact of video games on children has been questioned since their inception in the early 1970s. Parents and caregivers have long been concerned about the prevalence, addictive qualities and messages behind the flashing screens and digitised figures. As time has gone on, video games have greatly matured in terms […]

How To Talk To Your Kids About Porn

Underage access to pornographic material is nothing new but the ease of accessibility afforded by the digital age has accelerated the rate at which children are viewing this content. Deciding how to talk to your kids about porn is never easy or clear-cut, as it’s not simply a case of […]

6 Stages Of Online Grooming | Is Your Child Safe?

Grooming is a process by which paedophiles gain a child’s trust and draw them into a sexual relationship [1]. The grooming process can also be used on other people in a child’s life, including friends, siblings, parents, and other family members or caregivers. Groomers are often patient, charismatic, and highly […]

Does Smartphone Addiction Affect Your Teen’s Mental Health?

The question of whether or not smartphone addiction affects mental health is multi-layered and complex. Addiction, in general, can have a significant impact on mental health. Yet smartphones themselves can affect an individual’s mental health (both negatively and positively) regardless of whether or not that individual has a smartphone addiction.A […]