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What your students may be doing online during the summer holidays

Almost half of Australia’s school children attempted to access pornography during the 2018-19 Christmas school holidays, according to data collected by Family Zone.

 
Screen time | screens in school | classroom management | digital citizenship | online pornography | digital learning | Duty of Care
Is online pornography the new sex ed?

Are young people getting their sex education from pornography? The New Zealand Education Review Office thinks so - and most international experts agree. Should schools be doing more to address this?  

 
Screen time | screens in school | ADHD | Social Media
Paying attention to screen-time and ADHD

If your teen is constantly online, it may simply be a sign of the times. But it might also be a red flag for deeper issues.

 
Screen time | screens in school | cyberbullying | Social Media
Cyberbullying: Practical tips for parents

As Mark Twain famously observed, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 
Screen time | screens in school | classroom management | digital citizenship | mental health | sleep | digital learning | Duty of Care | play | wellbeing
The case against a blanket phone ban

Calls for banning smartphones in schools are being heard right around the world, following the recent lead of France and Albania. But what's the case for the other side?

 
phone ban | Screen time | screens in school | classroom management | digital citizenship | distraction | smartphone | digital learning | Duty of Care
Classroom technology: What do students think?

Is technology in the classroom mostly a benefit to learning, or mostly a barrier? Educators have been debating the question for at least a decade. Yet the voices of the ultimate “end-users” - aka students - need to be included in the ...

 
Screen time | school performance | academic achievement | Gaming | Excessive Device Usage | Education | wellbeing
Impact of TV and gaming on student performance

Research published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics found that excessive TV viewing and gaming were the two screen-time activities most closely associated with lower grades for both primary and secondary ...

 
Screen time | screens in school | classroom management | digital citizenship | partner school program
How our Partner School Program can work for your school community

In the classroom - as in the rest of life - technology giveth, and technology taketh away. So how can schools ensure that they get the best out of connected learning environments, while minimising the downside?

 
Screen time | screens in school | classroom management | digital citizenship | digital learning
Tips for teaching with apps

The rise and rise of digital learning has spoiled educators for choice when it comes to teaching apps. But having too many options on the table can be as daunting as having too few.

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