After Christchurch: Safety for kids, support for parents

By The Family Zone Team on 3/26/19 4:18 PM

The world is still reeling from the terror attacks at Christchurch last week. Needless to say, the horror is felt even more keenly by those of us who live here in New Zealand - and perhaps most of all by those of us who live here with our children.

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The Porn Curriculum: What it's teaching your students

By The Family Zone Team on 3/6/19 3:48 PM

A new survey has confirmed what many educators already suspect: that boys and girls are consuming online porn at ever-younger ages, and accepting its often brutal “messaging” at face value - with disastrous outcomes for their physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Distracting device use in class linked to academic decline

By The Family Zone Team on 1/31/19 5:32 PM

Devices are turning class-time into fun-time at New Zealand’s largest secondary school - and the resulting drop in academic performance is worrying teachers and parents alike.

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BYOD breaking parents' back-to-school budgets

By The Family Zone Team on 1/24/19 3:37 PM

“Schools tell families what digital devices to buy for the start of term, and parents scrimp, save, borrow and beg to buy them.”

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