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Advertising and children
Advertising and children
The ability to spot advertising and understand the purpose of ads is an important life skill for children. Here’s how to help your child develop this skill.
Digital citizenship: teens being responsible online
Digital citizenship: teens being responsible online
If your child has a smartphone or social media account, she’s a digital citizen. Responsible digital citizenship helps kids stay safe and have fun online.
Healthy screen time and quality media choices: 6-11 years
Healthy screen time and quality media choices: 6-11 years
School-age children can make the most of screen time by choosing quality media and working on healthy screen habits. Here are ideas for helping your child.
Healthy screen time and quality media choices: teenagers
Healthy screen time and quality media choices: teenagers
Read how to help teenagers choose quality media and put healthy screen time habits into practice, with tips on managing screen time as a family.
Healthy video gaming for children and teenagers
Healthy video gaming for children and teenagers
Video gaming for children can be fun and worthwhile when your child has healthy gaming habits like self-regulation, balance, and safety and respect online.
Internet safety: children 9-11 years
Internet safety: children 9-11 years
Pre-teens tend to use the internet independently, so they can be exposed to more risks. Use our internet safety tips to help your child manage online risks.
Media benefits for children and teenagers
Media benefits for children and teenagers
Are there any media benefits for children and teenagers? Yes! In fact, used the right way, TV, DVDs, computer games and the internet promote many skills.
Media influence on teenagers
Media influence on teenagers
If you’re concerned about media influence on teenagers, you’re not alone. But media can be positive. Get the facts on how media influences teens.
Media literacy: making sense of media messages
Media literacy: making sense of media messages
Media literacy is having the skills to understand, question, analyse and create media. It’s an essential life skill, which you can help your child develop.
Responsible mobile phone use for children and teenagers
Responsible mobile phone use for children and teenagers
Responsible mobile phone use for children and teenagers is about managing costs, sticking to family rules, keeping the phone safe and being respectful.
Screen time
Screen time
Screen time is the time you spend each day using devices with screens like TVs, phones and tablets. A healthy lifestyle includes daily screen time limits.
Social media for children and teenagers
Social media for children and teenagers
Social media is a big part of life for many children and teens. Social media guidelines can help your child get the most from social media and avoid risks.
Video games, online games and apps: children and teenagers
Video games, online games and apps: children and teenagers
Video games, online games and apps are very popular with children and teens. If you help kids make good choices, they can get benefits and avoid problems.