5 things to keep in mind before you buy a smartphone for your kid

If a parent decides their child is ready for a smar5tphone, the next step, experts say, would be to give them some "cyber civics" training, which includes teaching them about things such as online bullying, the permanence of what they post and stranger danger online

5 things to keep in mind before you buy a smartphone for your kidIn households around the world, I imagine many conversations going something like this: “Mom, I really want a phone. Everyone has one. Can I please, please get one this year?” And then, after hearing the appeals, Mom (or Dad, or both parents) edge even closer to buying a smartphone for their insistent teen or tween […]

Not just youth, even elderly fall prey to smartphone addiction

People are increasingly dependent on their cell phones, after a certain point the cell phone ceases to be an aid to comfortable living and instead becomes a serious impediment to health, successful relationships and productive lives. This is where digital dependence becomes a disorder and an addiction

Not just youth, even elderly fall prey to smartphone addiction‘Nomophobia’ and ‘Phantom ring’ are psychological disorders associated with addiction to digital devices. Experts are noticing that more cases of elderly seeking advice for addiction to digital devices are coming to them. They mention that it is not just adults and teenagers who are victims of addictions to digital devices, but even the elderly are […]

Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

A digital detox is switching off electronic gadgets such as mobiles and smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers for a certain period of time. This allows you to spend some screen-free time and enjoy whatever you are doing

Digital detox to recharge and reboot youFeeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]

Screen time before bed can have harmful effects on kids health

It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed may contribute to sleep and nutrition problems in children, according to researchers

Screen time before bed can have harmful effects on kids healthKids who use smartphones and other digital devices before bed may be at risk of suffering from sleep and nutrition problems, a new study suggests. After surveying 234 parents of eight- to 17-year-olds about their kids’ technology use and sleep habits, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before bed […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]