Facebook had some troubles in 2017, in more ways than one it turns out. The teen exodus of Facebook shows the platform has deeper issues. In 2018, Millennials are taking more frequent and more
General practitioner Rangan Chatterjee says he has seen plenty of evidence of the link between mental ill-health in children and their use of social media. "One 16 year-old boy was referred to him after he self-harmed and ended up in A&E," reports BBC. Dr. Chatterjee was going to put him on anti...
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A wave of concern about the ill effects of smartphones and their apps echoes fears of earlier innovations, including TV, the printing press, and writing itself.
What the stereotypical Victorians did to women is what stereotypical helicopter parents (or alarmist neighbors) do to children.
Growing up is never easy - especially when your childish status updates are still online.
90 percent of teens are sleep deprived -- and the health costs could be significant.
Proposals to force all schools to teach a compulsory sex education curriculum from primary level up and to restrict the right of parents to opt-out their children are back on the parliamentary agenda
In the recent Frontline documentary "Generation Like," Doug Rushkoff lamented that today's youth don't even know what the term "sell-out" means. While this surprised Rushkoff and other fuddy duddies
The real problem with school shootings is right in front of us, yet we choose to ignore it.
Kathryn Mills reports that discussion has become dominated by unconvincing 'experts' and scaremongering. The evidence is not in.
In 1997, Douglas Rushkoff boldly predicted the emergence a new caste of tech-literate adolescents. He argued that the children of his day would soon blossom into "screenagers", endowed with effortless
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One in seven American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD before they're 18. But is there really a need to give psychotropic drugs to boys just for being boys?
danah boyd's SXSW keynote is sold out. When it's over, a dozen fans rush the stage. These fans aren't young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown...
Fewer U.S. teens are driving, a factor now being incorporated into U.S. energy forecasts. But researchers don't know if it's a transitory economic trend, or a cultural shift.
When I saw the recent eruption of stories claiming Facebook is "dead and buried to teens" I was at first intrigued, but, once I had read through to their original sources, quickly disappointed - though
Comprehensive European research has found that teens are leaving the service in droves - and the biggest deterrent is their parents. By Jemima Kiss
What does 2014 hold for your online life? If you're young, it probably won't involve Facebook that much. This year marked the start of what looks likely to be a sustained decline of what had been the most
What would Barbie look like if she were modeled after the average American woman? Very different, it turns out. Artist Nickolay Lamm of