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Happy Not Perfect App Launches to Combat Anxiety and Stress

Feeling overwhelmed by social media? You aren't alone. Selfie-obsessed tweens and multi-tasking millennials are reporting record levels of stress and anxiety, as social media tightens its grip on human interaction. New app Happy Not Perfect is a very modern solution to this growing modern problem. Created by former TV presenter Poppy Jamie, its dedicated to helping people [...]

By |2018-05-21T16:48:23+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rise of Sexual ‘Consent Apps’

In the world of romance post #MeToo, some young people are cautiously navigating their way through sexual relationships by using consent apps. These devices ask the user to confirm they consent to sexual activity with another user by tapping or writing on the screen of their smartphone. The number of such apps is growing, as they [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:27:55+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Petition on ‘Dangerous’ Cosmetic Surgery Kids Apps

At first glance they look innocent enough. But most parents don’t realise these common apps are seriously damaging our kids. Children as young as three are being taught to critique their own bodies and appearance through “dangerous” cosmetic surgery apps, experts have warned. A range of these games can be found on various app stores, [...]

Sarahah: Anonymous App Dropped From App Stores After Bullying Accusations

A wildly popular anonymous messaging app has been removed from the Apple and Google stores after accusations that it has been facilitating bullying. But the company's chief executive denies the claims and says the app isn't meant to be used by younger teens. Katrina Collins was appalled by the anonymous messages her 13-year-old daughter was [...]

By |2018-03-05T14:00:57+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Cybersafety|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+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Depression, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Facebook: Now For Young Children Too

How young is too young to be on social media? Strictly speaking, only those aged 13 and over are allowed to use Facebook. But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using the network. So on Monday, Facebook launched its first app tailored for young users. It's a [...]

By |2017-12-18T10:04:33+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

beyondblue App Helps Keep Exam Stress At Bay

All through her VCE year, Emma Missen felt like she was drowning. A high achiever, Ms Missen had won a scholarship to her private school and felt under pressure to perform well in the exams. Those close to her knew what she was going through, but most friends at school had no clue. "I think it would [...]

‘Panic Button’ Mental Health App Released

An app that allows teens battling mental health issues to send an alert to a personalised support crew is set to launch. Wellington firm Melon Health, formerly Social Code, has designed and developed Code Blue to encourage youth struggling with bullying, anxiety or depression to reach out in their time of need. The app has been years in [...]

By |2017-10-23T12:29:40+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments