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Limiting screen time for your kid? It’s harder than it looks

It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the popular online game “Fortnite” on a large screen.

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Media Literacy Week: November 5-9, 2018

TELUS is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Media Literacy Week. This article, from our partner MediaSmarts, provides some insight about this initiative and the increasing importance of media literacy in our hyper connected world. This November, Canada will celebrate the 13th annual Media Literacy Week. This week – which has inspired similar events […]

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Social media: fear of missing out (FOMO) and what to do about it

I recently heard about “Offline October,” an initiative led by four high school students in Denver, Colorado. The teens are encouraging fellow students across America and internationally to disconnect from social media for the month. Their objectives are to shed light on mental health and the impact of device dependency, and also to encourage teens […]

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Tips for managing screen time – A family affair

According to a 2018 study by the Pew Research Centre, 51% of teens say their parents are sometimes distracted by their phones when talking to them. As a parent, this information made me reflect on my own screen time, and I’ve been making a conscious effort to be more mindful of when, where and how […]

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