By Brendon Hyndman, Charles Sturt University A newly published study in the journal PLoS ONE suggests spending time on screens is unlikely to be directly harmful to young children. The US study attracted global attention, as screen time has been commonly blamed for disrupting the healthy habits of our youth. Headlines announced “Screens are not … Continue reading Good news about screen time and kids’ health?
We have a bit more evidence to suggest smartphone use and impulsive decision-making go hand in hand. In a recent study, researchers at Germany’s Freie Universität found that people who spend more time on their phones, using social media or gaming apps, are more likely to favour smaller immediate rewards than larger delayed rewards. “Human … Continue reading On the phone, want it now
Analysis suggests the mental health impacts of digital tech have been markedly exaggerated. Nick Carne reports.