Young children may find it harder to control their attention if they use touchscreens regularly.
As the head of a media and communications program, my life’s digital-analogue balance was off. Four weeks at sea with no devices refocussed my views – even on things that had been there all along.
You’re not as good as blocking out distractions as you think you are.
Online distractions come at a considerable cost when you’re out for groceries.
It’s not too late for a New Year’s resolution. If you’re a parent - resolving to stop ‘technofering’ could be one of the most important things you do this year.
Whether a technology helps or hurts people depends not on how much time they spend with it, but how they use it.
If innovations of our digital age are largely to blame for decreasing attention spans, don’t they also hold possible solutions?
New tools to help people use their smartphones in less detrimental ways are a good start, but could be even better at protecting users’ well-being.
Four out of five experts say we shouldn’t ban mobile phones in classrooms.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
New research shows that families in Japan and the US struggle in very similar ways with how technology is affecting their lives, their relationships and each other.
Some of the iPhone’s innovations have made users less secure.
Anecdotal evidence suggests the pervasiveness of smartphones is making us increasingly distracted and hyperactive. Does research support that conclusion?
As summer vacations approach, it’s worth recalling the value of disconnecting and perils of multitasking in our digitally distracted lifestyles.
How can we prepare children for a tech world while fighting the distractions it inevitably brings?