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Tech Giants Need to Take more Responsibility for the Advertising that Makes Them Billions

Last week I was followed around the Internet by a pair of shoes. I had looked at them online as a gift for my father-in-law, but he didn’t like them, and neither did I. Yet no matter what site I visited, there they were, staring at me in their full moccasin glory. Digital advertising can [...]

By |2019-01-14T19:13:32+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are Parents Responsible For Their Child’s Bullying?

Cyberbullying peaks when students are on summer break, but parents are leaving teachers to deal with the fallout when the school year resumes, educators and experts say. Melbourne teacher Joel Hamilton* has had enough of your children. Specifically, he's had enough of you. "Teachers are fighting a losing battle against parents," the primary school educator [...]

By |2019-01-14T18:30:15+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Could smartphones be making us more stupid?

Smartphones. Facebook. Reality TV. It’s easy to look at our changing world and come to the following conclusion: we’re all getting stupid. That’s not the case. In fact, over the last century, the average Australian IQ has dramatically increased. Compared to Australians who lived 100 years ago, we’re a nation of geniuses. But now, some [...]

By |2019-01-14T20:06:37+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: |0 Comments

Violence towards women in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 evokes toxic masculinity

-Jessamy Henricksen, CQUniversity Australia and Dr Marika Guggisberg, CQUniversity Australia It’s common practice in the world of gaming for serious video game players to upload videos of their gaming experiences to YouTube, usually for purposes of providing tips to other gamers, walkthroughs and highlights. Last month, the YouTube channel “Shirrako” uploaded a video capture of [...]

By |2018-11-20T10:27:34+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Technology, Uncategorized, Video|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Surgery Students ‘Losing Dexterity to Stitch Patients’

A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients. Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that [...]

By |2018-11-05T17:50:42+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

3 Ways to Avoid Gaming Addiction

In June, the World Health Organization recognized video game addiction as a mental health disorder. It described the addition to digital and video gaming as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that becomes so extensive that it ‘takes precedence over other life interests.” In a dzBB interview on Sunday, IT expert Jerry Liao [...]

By |2018-07-12T09:05:26+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Gambling, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Apple Offers Tools to Help with Smartphone Addiction

Apple has unveiled new tools to help people control their smartphone use, after facing accusations that its technology is "addictive". A tool called Screen Time will create daily and weekly activity reports, the technology giant announced on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose. The reports will detail how long you spend in [...]

By |2018-06-07T19:51:40+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Debunking the Myths About Technology Addiction

How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time? Balancing technology use with other aspects of daily life seems reasonable, but there is a lot of conflicting advice about where that balance should be. Much of the discussion is framed around fighting “addiction” to technology. But to me, that resembles a moral [...]

12 Ways to Keep Your Children Healthy in the Digital Age

According to a newly published report by the Global Wellness Institute, Wellness in the Age of the Smartphone, “Whether we like it or not, whether we feel confident that we can deal with the change or not, this technological revolution will disrupt everything in a trend that is inescapable. Its scale, speed, breadth and complexity will be unlike anything [...]

Traits That Put You at Risk of Smartphone Addiction

When the Trump-affiliated firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users, it used the "Big 5" or "Five Factor Model" personality test to target them with ads designed to influence their votes in the 2016 US presidential election. The test scores people on five traits - openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:28:21+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments