Social media careers are a top aspiration for Gen Z kids. And some - urged on by a new generation of ‘stage’ parents - are pursuing their dreams of digital fame and fortune before they can tie their own shoes.
Young people's loneliness has increased dramatically since 2012, according to new research. So has smartphone use. And that’s no coincidence, insist leading psychologists Jonathan Haidt and Jean M. Twenge.
Compulsively reading negative news online wastes time and makes us feel awful. So why do we keep doing it - and how can we stop?
TikTok's algorithm pushes vulnerable kids toward risky content and risky behaviours, from eating disorders to self-harm.
We love our social platforms - but we also wish we spent less time on them. A new study has found adult users are happy to pay for help in setting limits.
Teachers who've been observing concerning changes in students’ wellbeing aren’t imagining things. The constant overstimulation from screens - both at home and at school - is a big reason why. Could mindfulness training help?
Aussie kids are sitting ducks for targeted online ads and privacy pirates, and will remain so until we enact protective legislation.
Our habit of plugging in - whether to music, podcasts or online games - is wreaking havoc with the delicate technology that comes as standard equipment on either side of our heads - aka, our ears.
A new study shows twice as many of us worry more about online bullying than we do about COVID, the economy or crime.