More than half of all Australia’s young people have experienced bullying using the web, smartphones or social media – and parents need to be more aware.
Today’s children are the first “born with a phone in their hands”, not knowing what it’s like to live without web-connected devices close at hand.
People around the world are being encouraged to join in the ‘National Day of Unplugging’ this weekend – a 24 hour disconnect from phones and computers.
Technology wears its benefits on its sleeve, but its drawbacks are buried deep. We need to proceed with eyes wide open, so that we may use technology rather than be used by it.