Older people are often labelled technophobic, but since lockdown the digital divide is closing as more and more use technology to connect with others.
Here’s how to make the learning process fun and safe.
Most of the world’s electronics are not recycled, posing health and environmental risks.
Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.
Many kids use screens all day long and are adept at reading what they see on them.
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Understanding others’ emotions is a crucial social skill. Counter to concerns about screen time stunting kids’ development, one study suggests they’re getting better at recognizing emotion on screen.
Parents shouldn’t fear putting tech under the tree. In fact, it could bring families closer together.
Mobile phones and tablets are basically mini computers – and to a computer, everything is a number.
If screens are kept at an arm’s length, measures of well-being tend to improve.
As their kids get older, should parents should be more – not less – vigilant?
A brief guide for teachers and parents on tech in the classroom.
A quick distraction is at our fingertips – and app developers know it.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
The amount of time teens have spent working and participating in extracurricular activities has held steady in recent years. There has, however, been one big change in their lives: smartphones.
It feels like we’ve seen less progress on charge time than almost anything else in smartphones. Could software efficiency be the answer?
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over ‘screen time,’ limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media… and how parents should (or shouldn’t) regulate it.
How much data do you still store only on your mobile, tablet or laptop?
We have never been so connected and we are producing more data than ever before. But how can we manage our data effectively while making sure it remains safe?
Bedtime stories can be comforting, chilling and mysterious, but new research highlights how emotions change depending on how children are doing it.
Windows 10 was designed with more than the desktop in mind.
A year after its launch, Windows 10 continues to evolve and improve upon its predecessor. However, the privacy concerns still haven’t gone away.
Apple-developed lessons help students learn to code on the same device the code will be used on.
If you’re creating an app for an iPad, then why not create it on an iPad too. Is Apple’s Swift move to do this just another step towards the end of the personal computer?
Paper or tablet?
With the surge in e-books and digital devices, one concern has been whether students are learning as much. Research shows that some crucial elements of learning are indeed being lost.
What else is there for her to do?
A new study shows how concerned parents of young children are about e-books.
The original recommendations were made with TV shows and films in mind.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has called its guideline of two hours per day of screen time outdated. So what about the decades of research that led to the original recommendation?
Guidelines recommending no screens before age two came before interactive and educational tablet and smart phone apps.
There is no question that excessive screen time can have negative impacts on children’s sleep and development generally, but is there sufficient evidence for an all-out ban before age two?