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5 Ways to Promote Mental Health in the Workplace with Technology

Mental illness can prove to be a silent destroyer of workplace productivity and employee happiness. US employers cough up between USD 79 and 105 billion annually to make up for the damage stemming from poor mental health and substance abuse . This can take the shape of reduced productivity, insurance spends and increased absences. In fact, mental illness is [...]

By | 2018-02-12T09:49:34+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Former Facebook and Apple Employees Team Up to Warn About Tech Addiction

A group of ex-Facebook, Google, and Apple employees have announced the formation of The Center for Humane Technology, a coalition designed to fight the growing threat of tech addiction among teens and adolescents, the New York Times reports. The coalition will first launch a campaign called The Truth About Tech. One of the main goals is [...]

By | 2018-02-12T09:50:26+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New App for Depression Uses Artificial Intelligence

People with depression are counseled to see a therapist, but in-person therapy isn't always an option. A new chatbot app, Woebot, could be an alternative. Treating Depression According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects nearly 300 million people around the world. People of all ages can experience depression, a mental health disorder that not [...]

By | 2018-02-05T10:36:25+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Depression, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

From Distraction to Addiction

I'm sick to death of my phone and I definitely display problematic behaviours toward it. I couldn't find it the other night and spent 20 panicked minutes turning the house upside down. I think technology, and especially social media use, are the recreational drugs of the modern era. Everyone seems addicted. We can't go anywhere [...]

Schools Grapple With Technology

The television ads for children's shoes and stationery tell us it's back-to-school time, bringing with it the thorny perennial public wrangling about equity and government funding. There will also be much time and attention devoted to the growing debate about the role of selective schools. If NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes intends pursuing changes to [...]

By | 2018-01-29T16:21:39+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Violent Media and Aggressive Behavior in Children

Does watching violence on TV, in movies, or video games promote aggression? With recent worry about mass shootings and gun violence in the United States, one of the questions that always comes up is whether violent media promotes violent or aggressive behavior. This is something that is especially important to think about for parents, as violent [...]

Children as Young as 11 Introduced to Gambling

Thousands of children and young people are losing money on websites which allow them to trade virtual items, gambling experts have warned. The Gambling Commission's annual report has, for the first time, looked at the problem of so-called "skin betting". The items won - usually modified guns or knives within a video game known as a [...]

By | 2017-12-20T12:16:19+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Gambling, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Former Facebook Exec Says Social Media Destroying Society

A former Facebook executive is making waves after he spoke out about his "tremendous guilt" over growing the social network, which he feels has eroded "the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other." Chamath Palihapitiya began working for Facebook in 2007 and left in 2011 as its vice president for user [...]

Kate Winslet: ‘Social Media Single Most Damaging Place For Young Women’

Kate Winslet has zero time for Instagram. In an interview with UK Vogue, the Oscar-winning actor offered her thoughts on ageing gracefully, and her beauty routine, (spoiler: she's very low maintenance). But the 42-year-old didn't glaze over how young women have been negatively implicated by social media. "Just today a close friend, a younger actress who is well-known, [...]

Falling Out of Love With Technology

I've been writing about the technology industry for much of this decade, and now I have an awkward admission: I've fallen out of love with technology. When I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area about six years ago as a technology journalist, I was struck by the feeling that this was the only remaining [...]