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This Is How You’re Being Manipulated (via Gizmodo)

At a preliminary Senate hearing today on the subject of potentially putting legislative limits on the persuasiveness of technology—a diplomatic way of saying the addiction model the internet uses to keep people engaged and clicking—Tristan Harris, the executive director of […]

YouTube under federal investigation over allegations it violates children’s privacy

YouTube executives are discussing broad changes to how the video platform handles children’s content and are also examining ways to improve core features to limit hate speech in response to criticism that the video-streaming platform has done too little to […]

F.T.C. Said to Be Investigating YouTube Over Child Privacy Claims

The video service has been under increasing pressure from parents and consumer groups for the way it handles children’s videos. Source: www.nytimes.com

Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax (via Time)

It’s a gold rush, not a flood of educational concern Source: Time

On YouTubes Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles

The site’s automated recommendation system, at times drawing on home movies of unwitting families, created a vast video catalog of prepubescent children. Source: www.nytimes.com

The health effects of screen time on children: A research roundup

This research roundup looks at the effects of screen time on children’s health. Source: Journalist’s Resource

U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried (via Kotaku)

Is Republican senator Josh Hawley an advocate for video game players or an ambitious politician with a savvy staff who know a win-win argument when they see one? The freshman senator from Missouri, who plans to soon introduce a bill […]

Gaming Disorder is Now A Recognized Illness According To World Health Organization

The World Health Organization has decided to add gaming disorder to its list of recognized illnesses. The 194 members of the group made the decision today at the 72nd World Health Assembly. Source: Kotaku

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What Screen Time Can Really Do to Kids Brains

Too much at the worst possible age can have lifetime consequences. Source: Psychology Today

Teens, Social Media & Technology

YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teenagers. Source: Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech