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How Much is Too Much?

9:00am, 5 May 2014

How much is too much?

Online gaming, social media, and being permanently connected to the internet; parents of tweens and teens are often frustrated and worried by their child’s fixation with technology.

There is so much to learn, discover, and connect with online. Used in moderation, these devices can enhance the well-being and mental health of young people. While they learn how though, it will be up to Mum and Dad to set boundaries around the use of technology. Make sure that your child is still spending regular and significant amounts of time in the actual presence of their friends and family, that they are physically active in some way, and that they are able to switch the devices off at the agreed time. The online world is a huge and meaningful part of life for young people, but don’t let it become their absolute everything.

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