1. Pre-teens

Entertainment & tech

Does media influence teens? Yes – often in a good way.
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    Community activities and volunteering can help teenagers build skills, civic responsibility and a sense of belonging. Here’s how to get started.

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    If your child has a smartphone or social media account, she’s a digital citizen. Responsible digital citizenship helps kids stay safe and have fun online.

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    School-age children can make the most of screen time by choosing quality media and working on healthy screen habits. Here are ideas for helping your child.

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    The ability to spot advertising and understand the purpose of ads is an important life skill for children. Here’s how to help your child develop this skill.

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    Cyberbullying is using digital technology to deliberately hurt someone. It happens in many different ways. Read how to help your child avoid cyberbullying.

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    It’s easy for pre-teens to see pornography accidentally, especially once they have access to the internet. Read how to protect your child aged 9-11 years.

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    Children and teenagers can gamble in many ways, so they need to understand what gambling is, what its consequences are, and what the chances of winning are.

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