Why parents fear technology is making kids fat, dumb and mean

And the messages about media and tech start almost from the moment they're born: TV will rot your kid's brain! Video games are evil! Kids don't know how to have conversations anymore!

It all boils down to the idea that too much media and tech will ruin your kid -- or make them fat, dumb, and mean.

But obviously that's an oversimplification. The truth is more complicated -- and a lot less scary.

Here we break down the scariest media and tech rumors and give you some solid research and simple, no-stress advice.


Is a vegan diet healthy for kids?

The biggest concern with vegan diets in early childhood is nutritional inadequacy. Parents therefore need to be very well informed otherwise there's a risk of vitamin D, calcium, iron and possibly vitamin B12 deficiency.  

So what are the most important points parents have to remember when feeding their child a plant-based diet?


Children walk from Hohola to stadium for Opening Ceremony.

Tomothy John and his little boys in his street walked from Hohola two to see the opening ceremony on the big screens at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.

Timothy said after the games they will walk back home along the freeway.

He says happily that to see the ceremony is worth the walk.