Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygiene

72% of all children and 89% of teens have at least one device in their sleep environment

Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygieneThese days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games. For children and teens, using cell phones, tablets and computers at night is associated with losing sleep time and sleep quality, new research finds. Even children who don’t use their phones or the other technologies […]

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgets

While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones and tablets are responsible for poor postures among children

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgetsIn an age when technology has become a part of our daily life and an integral part of education system, its ill-effects are bound to affect adults and kids alike. While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, the recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones, […]

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 […]

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex lives

Putting work first and spending too much time on electronic devices is harming tech worker's sex lives, says San Francisco-based therapist

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex livesFor the thousands of ambitious technology experts who flock to Silicon Valley to make their mark in new start-ups or established tech giants, they can often expect success and money however, in turn, are they neglecting another important area of their lives: sex. Sandra Lindholm is a sex therapist and psychologist based in the San […]

Pune police fights for cyber security

Lack of awareness is hampering the process to control cases about cyber bullying, was the fact underlined by the experts from child psychology and cyber psychology, during panel discussion at Pune. A special panel discussion was organized on Saturday at Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar

Pune police fights for cyber securityCyber-bullying is a real problem in today’s day and age. Understanding the problem, a special panel discussion was organised on Saturday as Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar. Dr Bhooshan Shukla, child psychologist, speaking during the discussion, said like all addictions, a kid getting restless […]

Doctors alarmed over gadget addiction in children, suggest Digital-free hours at home

The recent Blue Whale saga event that occurred in Mumbai has made parents knock the door of various doctors seeking professional help. Psychiatrists say that they are consulting a significant number of children with gadget addiction and it is an alarming situation that needs to be addressed on priority

Doctors alarmed over gadget addiction in children, suggest Digital-free hours at homeGadgets have become a very integral part of our lives these days. Everything that we want is available on the internet and it seems almost inevitable to not be on internet. Given the recent spate of events across the world, it seems everyone is becoming equally vulnerable to a lot of things that remained under […]

Mumbai psychiatrists warn against the unverified use of fidget spinners

The sudden rise of fidget spinners’ popularity has generated two countering point of views. One point of view propagates its utility as a stress relieving and concentration improving toys. While, other raises question on its fundamental purpose

Mumbai psychiatrists warn against the unverified use of fidget spinnersFidget spinners has become a sensation in US and it is making its way to India. Fidget spinners are known to be a stress relieving toy.  It is been marketed as a useful product to reduce anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increase concentration. Marketers also claim that it is of great use therapies […]

Texas mother warns about fidget spinner craze after daughter chokes on it

 The mother is sharing her experience in hopes it will serve as a warning to other parents about the choking hazards of the latest toy craze. A fidget spinner has a stable middle and a disc with two or three paddles that can be spun, much like a ceiling fan, to relax the user

Texas mother warns about fidget spinner craze after daughter chokes on itWhile fidget spinners are seen as trendy toys at the moment, with driving many adults and kids owning them. But, a Texas woman has warned about their use; since her daughter’s recent dangerous experience with it. Fidget spinners are three-inch toys that were initially created to aid children who are autistic or have attention disorders […]

Mothers of teens more depressed than mothers of newborns, say experts

Psychiatrists in Mumbai have observed an upward trend in mothers of teenagers feeling depressed. Mothers in 30s and mid-40s are mostly depressed due to worrying too much

Mothers of teens more depressed than mothers of newborns, say expertsJanvi Mhatre (name changed), a 38-year-old Andheri resident, used to experience constant bouts of sadness and would weep without a specific reason. This phase soon turned into extreme depression and anxiety. “I was always anxious about my 17-year-old son, who is always on mobile phone and in a way ignored me, which made me feel […]