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5 rebuttals to *that* smartphone article in The Atlantic

This guy used to freak me waaaay out. Confirmation bias sells better than sex when it comes to talking about young people and their smartphones. {EDIT: Feb 1, 2018 – so now there are 9} Oh, youā€™ve noticed humans using phones en masse? Well done, you officially have eyes.Ā  But leaping to conclusions about what…

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Screenager-bashing wont make them happy and sporty

ā€‹Another day, another tired old screenager-bashing op-ed by some out-of-touch old white guy ā€“ this time one spruiking the state governmentā€™s $100 Active Kids rebate in a thinly veiled advertorial for bringing back 1950ā€™s style sporting choices on Saturdays.Ā Beyond failing to cite any research on the apparent link between obesity or suicidality and young peopleā€™s…

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Why I’m not sharing my baby’s image on social media

ā€‹Research suggests that kids born today will have nearly 100 photos shared online by the time they turn 5.Ā Thereā€™s a bunch of emerging issues that arise out of ā€˜sharentingā€™ ā€“ the sharing of our parenting moments with our online community ā€“ many of which relate to emerging aspects of digital etiquette and cyberpsychology.Ā My partner and…

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6 traits to look for in a quality presenterĀ 

The search for quality teacher professional development and school wellbeing programs:6 things to look for in presenters and organisations.Ā As school principals and executive teams continue to plan for the needs of the staff and students according to their school management plans, itā€™s critical for them to know what to look for in the people they…

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ļ»æIntroducing Virtual Vitamins

I’ve been talking about balanced use of technology in terms of Digital Nutrition for about three years now*. When I was invited to speak at the 2016 DigCit Summit at Twitter HQ in San Francisco, I really wanted to present something completely new and launch the next logical step in the Digital Nutrition concept –…

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Overcoming Tech Stress: How to log-off from workļ»æ

Just doing some work before bed. Humans, 2016. I had a chat to Triple J’s Hack program yesterday about Ā a report by Reventure which indicated ‘Young peopleĀ experienceĀ stress from being constantly connected’. Ā You can listen to the episodeĀ hereĀ (start at the 22 minute mark). There are so many interesting, conversation worthy aspects to this issue for 18…

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#AussieEd chat on Digital Nutrition and healthy tech habits

I love twitter and the professional sharing that happens in the online space — so I was very excited to be invited to create an AussieEd chat. Ā It was a whirlwind hour — I had (luckily) used the TweetDeck to plan and schedule the questions and responses, in order to maximise the resources and links…

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Screen Based Media Use and Small Humans:tips for parents in a digitally saturated, ā€˜on demandā€™ world.

4 key areas to consider when raising digitally savvy, ethical and healthy kids. // CREATE BALANCE AND MAINTAIN VARIETYĀ Technology is an excellent tool. We can use it in many ways to maximise productivity and help us to learn, communicate and connect. Videogames when played in moderation and at developmentally appropriate levels can help develop a…

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