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Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

David Ireland, CSIRO and Dana Bradford, CSIRO Smartphones come with an assortment of sensors that can track behaviours such as our internet search and browse history, where we go, what…

How to find a good app for mental health

How to find a good app for mental health

David Bakker, Monash University and Nikki Rickard, Monash University Search for “stress”, “depression”, “anxiety”, or “mental health” in the app store on your mobile device and you are confronted with…

How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

Jenny Radesky, University of Michigan Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or…

Digital health devices are great, but their prices are widening the health gap

Digital health devices are great, but their prices are widening the health gap

Quianta Moore, Rice University and Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Rice University Chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases account for more than 85 percent of all deaths…

My smartphone, myself: digital separation anxiety in the postmodern world

My smartphone, myself: digital separation anxiety in the postmodern world

Abraham Martínez González, Instituto Michoacano de Ciencias de la Educación Has this ever happened to you: you accidentally leave your cell phone at home, and it feels…

Your smartphone could be good for your mental health

Your smartphone could be good for your mental health

Joanna Rodriguez, University of Surrey and Nadine Page, University of Surrey When it comes to mental health, technologies such as smartphones and social media networks are almost always discussed in…

Smartphones in India: how to get 1.25 billion people online

Smartphones in India: how to get 1.25 billion people online

Ranjit Goswami, RK University Is it possible to connect the vast majority of India’s 1.25 billion citizens to the internet? That’s the ambition at the heart of…

Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

Kostadin Kushlev, University of Virginia When was the last time you opened your laptop midconversation or brought your desktop computer to the dinner table? Ridiculous, right? But if you are…

Connections aren’t conversations – while technology enables, it can also interfere

Connections aren’t conversations – while technology enables, it can also interfere

Daria Kuss, Nottingham Trent University A prisoner was in the US was recently released after 44 years of incarceration for the attempted murder of a police officer. Emerging onto the…

We don’t need digital detox, but there is a need to rethink our relationship with technology

We don’t need digital detox, but there is a need to rethink our relationship with technology

Natasha Mauthner, University of Aberdeen We all know the scare stories. Growing numbers of people are becoming addicted to the internet and constantly checking their digital gadgets. They are steadily…

How a mindful approach to computer and smartphone use might just make you happier

How a mindful approach to computer and smartphone use might just make you happier

Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou, Brunel University London and Jeremy Hunter, Claremont Graduate University Computing today is perverse. Information technology may have freed up our time through computerization and automation, but it has…