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Will Censuring Colleagues Who Work in Tech Save Kids From Screen Addiction? These Psychologists Think So

In 1991, a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco accused the company of targeting children with its “Joe Camel” ad campaign. The ads featured a cartoon camel character that the suit said lured children to become smokers. Six years later, the company settled out of court and voluntarily ended the Joe Camel campaign. This week, a [...]

By |2018-08-13T11:23:10+10:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Amazon Alexa: is it Friends With Your Kids?

The tech giants are racing to get digital assistants into our homes - the Amazon Echo Dot currently has a 40% discount during Amazon Prime Day - but debate rages over whether they are suitable for children. There have certainly been teething problems. Toy giant Mattel abandoned its "AI babysitter", Aristotle, last year following privacy [...]

By |2018-07-30T14:15:32+10:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Ways Mental Health Apps Are Messing With Our Heads

Even before you download an app to help you meditate, or to manage your depression, it's speaking to you. Apps' marketing often implies that everyday stresses should be seen as mental health issues, and that you're on your own (with the help of the app, of course) to fix whatever is wrong with you. These [...]

By |2018-07-23T15:26:37+10:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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+10:00February 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+10:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments