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Sexting Becoming ‘the Norm’ for Teens, Warn Child Protection Experts

Teenagers at a college in Burnley at a workshop warning about the dangers of sexting. Photograph: Jon Super for the Guardian Sexting – the sending and receiving of nude pictures and sexually explicit text messages – is increasingly becoming normal among teenagers, who often don’t realise they may be acting illegally and could [...]

Want to Be Appier? 7 Apps to Boost Wellbeing

Stock Photos Teens and their phones are almost inseparable. Most parents and teachers are troubled by this – and rightly so. Excessive or inappropriate device usage is shown to interfere with sleep, relationships, academic difficulties, and physical activity and health. These each influence wellbeing in important and positive ways, so when devices interfere, outcomes are sub-optimal. [...]

The Psychology of iSheep

The reputation of Apple’s fans is as well known as Apple’s products. These are the people who have already started lining up outside Apple stores, just to be first to own the latest iPhone. When they are not in line, they scour the Internet for articles that affirm their belief in Apple’s products, reacting swiftly [...]

Put the iPhone down and talk to your Kids!

The recent SMH article outlining author Mem Fox's genuine concern about the increasing use of technology as a replacement for parental interaction with their kids was spot-on, and should raise alarm bells - but will it? I know I'm not Gen X, Y or Z - happy to admit I am a Baby Boomer - [...]

A pill popping culture

Alex Wodak was the director of the alcohol and drug service at St Vincent's Hospital until last July, a position he held for more than 30 years. He has seen firsthand the shift towards seeking fast comfort, saying there was much more pressure on populations now compared with 20 years ago and people were turning [...]

A mum gives her child an iPhone- and a written agreement on how it is to be used

1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren't I the greatest? 2. I will always know the password. 3. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. Say hello, use your manners. Do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads [...]

By |2013-02-19T16:27:44+10:00February 19th, 2013|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments