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Business of Addiction: How the Games Industry is Learning From Casinos

The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies, hiring psychologists, neuroscientists and marketing experts to turn customers into addicts. The latest trend is the creation of "whales", people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing. But the video gaming industry, [...]

By | 2017-09-18T16:32:54+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Gambling, Society & Culture, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Here’s Why Facebook Shuts Down 1 Million Accounts Every Single Day

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network removes in excess of one million accounts every single day, that breach the user agreement, but is still struggling to stem the tide presented by so-called “threat actors”. This is according to Facebook’s security chief, Alex Stamos, who appeared at at conference on Wednesday evening, saying that he believes in the [...]

By | 2017-09-04T15:52:30+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

‘It Makes Me Feel Angry’: Kids Speak Out About Their Parents’ Phone Use

Many Australian parents worry about their children having too much screen time, but perhaps they should look a little closer to home. If the six- and seven-year-olds of Manor Lakes College, west of Melbourne, are anything to go by, many children feel "sad", "ignored" and "angry" about their parents' mobile phone use. "When my dad's [...]

By | 2017-08-21T15:25:00+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ten Expert Tips for Raising Tech-Savvy and Tech-Safe Children

When you grew up, there were no iPads, Google phones, Facebook or Snapchat, and you never had to worry about your digital identity or blue light. But fast-forward to 2017 and you're now responsible for raising a child whose life will revolve around digital technology, and who will have to be tech-smart, tech-savvy, and tech-safe [...]

By | 2017-08-21T15:19:08+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: |0 Comments

Decline in Teen Mental Health Attributed to Late Night Stimulation

The neurological dangers implicated in overusing our devices are well-established. From the incessant cognitive itching to allay novelty bias to a consistent uptick in distracted driving accidents and deaths to the circadian chaos of excessive blue light, our memory and attention are not the only skills being affected. While no long-term studies have traced these [...]

Screen Time And Kids: What’s Happening In Our Homes?

Owning your own smartphone or tablet is now the new normal for Australian children, new research released today shows. The latest Australian Child Health Poll has found that almost all Australian teenagers, two- thirds of primary school-aged children and one-third of pre-schoolers now own their own tablet or smartphone. As well as owning their own [...]

By | 2017-06-26T14:52:32+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Secret Social Media Lives Of Teenagers

Earlier this week, Harvard University revealed that it had rescinded admissions offers to at least 10 students who shared offensive images within what they thought was a private Facebook group chat. The students posted memes and images that mocked minority groups, child abuse, sexual assault and the Holocaust, among other things. It is easy for [...]

By | 2017-06-19T13:14:55+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Letting A Baby Play On An iPad Might Lead To Speech Delays

Anyone raising a child today has likely fretted about screen time and wondered about the impact of devices on our kids. Does the technology affect their brains? Does it limit their social development? Could it harm them emotionally? Could it delay when they start talking? I had never thought about that last question until a [...]

By | 2017-05-15T10:57:10+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What You Can Do If Your Child Is Glued To Their Device

Can you answer this question? Which of the following four activities is most popular with children - watching TV, going online, playing sport or reading books? According to Ofcom research carried out last year, ‘going online’ is the correct answer. But perhaps this comes as no surprise at all for many parents coming out of [...]

Do Media Violence Impacts On Aggression Vary Across Different Cultures?

Australian researchers have contributed to a 7 nation study of the impacts of media violence on youth. The study, just published online in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, used the same research methodology in each of Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Romania, and the US.  It found that: violent media use was positively and [...]

By | 2017-04-24T11:19:01+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments