Author: Joanne

How the recent changes to Facebook will effects kids seeing fake news

  My TV interview on Channel 7News focused on how the changes Facebook are making to what we will see in our FaceBook feeds will effect us. My response is that it’s an important move and also a good one in some ways. If it all pans out according to plan, a noteworthy effect is that we are likely to see less fake news. By fake news I mean advertising masquerading as news content, news that is exaggerated, or news that is downright false (eg that brain transplant you might have read about recently).  Fake news has become a...

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My thoughts: Should Apple add more parental controls to control screentime?

My latest TV interview with SBS focuses on kid’s screentime, There has been a call for Apple to increase parental control features on their devices as the answer to children’s overuse of screens.  Is this the best solution?  My answer is that it’s a much bigger issue than that!  All adults who guide children’s screen use- tech companies, parents, government and schools – are equally responsible for guiding kids to use technology in healthy and empowering ways. 1. It’s about helping kids understand how their use of tech can effect them (good and bad); 2. At the same time it’s...

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Dangerous content young children are viewing online

The dangerous content now being made to profit from young kids is inexcusable. http://joanneorlando.com.au/wp-content/uploads/videoplayback-1.mp4     In this video below, a popular pre-school character Peppa Pig is hanging by a noose-the victim of a lynch mob, violently stabbing her brother, then her family is in a 50 Shades sex scene! Millions of kids actually view this kind of content. In my latest publication I explain how and why m is  what it does to them, and tips for parents. My article is below. It was published here https://lnkd.in/gNrCpxH   The worrying new safety issue effecting young children watching online videos Imagine...

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The problem with using technology to reward or punish children’s behaviour

In my latest TV segment I talk about my new research that shows that using technology to reward or punish children can have detrimental long-term effects. 65% of parents now use technology to manage children’s behaviour. For younger children parents often use it as a reward and for teenagers parents often take away a mobile phone or internet privileges as a punishment for inappropriate behaviour. Problems occur when parents use this strategy all the time. Consistently using technology to reward behaviour leads a child to associate technology use with being good (because they are rewarded with technology when they...

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I’ve been doing lots of filming lately!

I’ve been doing a lot of filming in the last few weeks. This includes TV segments, featuring in 2 documentaries,  and my own in-house filming.  My focus is on new ways of thinking about technology. Here’s a quick snippet where I’m focusing on the much used strategy of taking away a child’s phone as a form of punishment.   This is something many parents do because they know it works as a way of managing their child’s behaviour. However, I’m seeing some important implications of this in my research which  I know lots of parents will be interested in....

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