Logan Paul, and the toxic YouTube prank culture that created him, explained (via Vox)
Paul’s decision to post footage of a suicide victim stems from many popular pranksters’ “film first and think later” ethos. Source: Vox
Review into the non-educational use of mobile devices in NSW schools | Strategies and reports (via education.nsw.gov.au)
The Minister for Education launched a review into the use of mobile devices, primarily smartphones, in NSW schools. Source: education.nsw.gov.au
What Research Says About Video Games And Violence In Children (via NPR.org)
President Trump held a roundtable at the White House Thursday to discuss violent video games and how they relate to school shootings. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Douglas Gentile, psychology professor at Iowa State University, about what research tells us […]
The Need for a New Design Ethics
“How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds everyday” July 26, 2017 — 17 minutes Never before in history have such a small number of designers – a handful of young, mostly male engineers, living in the Bay Area of California, […]
Kids Today…Are Screens Diminishing Empathy?
Empathy starts early. Some scientists theorize and show that we are effectively innately empathetic. That is, we have what are called mirror neurons in our brain that are able to connect on a basic empathetic level with others. The video […]
How Screen Time Affects Your Kid’s Brain by Robert Locke
Ever wondered if all that screen time is negatively affecting your child’s brain? Bad news, I am afraid. According to all the experts, this electronic screen syndrome (ESS) is causing sleep deprivation, social isolation, behavior problems, and a hyper aroused […]
Are We Desensitizing Our Children?
In a recent conversation with my 13-year-old son he shared that when he and his peers were discussing video games he told them that he is not allowed to play anything where there is killing. For a moment I felt […]