Best of the Web: A gap year around Australia changed our family, and more…

What happens when a family takes time out and hits the road, in praise of teenagers, and a STEM story time video for early learners.


Virtual Childhoods: Download your free ebook on keeping kids safe online

Our children are online more than ever, with some experiencing almost virtual childhoods. Parenting educator Caroline Ellen has produced a free ebook, available here, to help guard our young people's online safety.


Best of the Web

Our teens among the world's least active, smart guide to choosing tech gifts for kids, TED-ED's videos for family road trips, and more...


Worried about young people and technology? Try talking to them

There's growing unease about the technology use of young people. As a starting point, we should ask them what they think, writes Aine Maher.


The One Thing that will Define your Life

Louka Parry has a personal mantra: control your tech, or it will control you.


Best of the Web: Students Who Hate their Phones, Being a Resilient Parent, and Talking to Kids about Cambridge Analytica

Challenging the idea that kids love their phones, resilient parenting, and discussing Cambridge Analytica.


Kids and Screen Time: Why Parents Should ‘Drop the Guilt’

A new book urges parents to 'embrace the good' that screens can offer. We speak to the author Anya Kamenetz.


Taming Technology: Regaining Control for You and Your Family

Expert Jill Sweatman is presenting a twilight seminar at Independent Schools Victoria for parents, carers and educators on enhancing lifelong learning for children. Here she offers advice on controlling technology.