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THE CONVERSATION: How parents' internet addiction can fuel their children's - and what to do about it

THE CONVERSATION: How parents’ internet addiction can fuel their children’s – and what to do about it

Teenagers are often accused of being addicted to their mobile devices, but new research shows that they often just model the behavior of their parents. Sure, we all use digital devices for work, fun, and socializing, but too much screen time can be harmful. There is “digital addiction” and it is characterized by excessive and …

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Perspective: How can we make the Internet safer for children?  Give more power to parents

Perspective: How can we make the Internet safer for children? Give more power to parents

From cyberbullying and peer pressure to explicit content and websites that promote self-harm and dangerous fads, even the most cautious child can stumble upon online dangers. As tweens and teens spend an average of an hour watching online videos each day, they are regularly exposed to content that their parents would never allow them to …

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