A meta-analysis of 34 studies has explored how disordered screen use may impact the cognitive performance of individuals.
Social media has become a mainstay in everyday life, particularly among younger generations. And some are even willing to make trade-offs to stay online.
Social media use has adversely affected students’ English language learning in Ghanaian schools.
Addiction to social media can affect the emotional well-being of adolescents and young adults. But staying offline — even for only a few hours a day — can help.
Researchers suggest it is important to build daily habits that support mental well-being and seek care when necessary.
Social media does have some redeeming features – and its utility will depend on how you use it. But for many of us, the reward no longer outweighs the harms.
Researchers who study addictions have started to assess whether social media might be addictive.
Gen X is leading the way in kicking the social media habit. And concerns about an overall ‘internet addiction’ seem overblown.
People often worry about whether they may be addicted to digital devices, but addiction to a substance is far different from the habitual behavior that typically underlies digital usage.
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.
The relationship between our smartphones and levels of the stress hormone cortisol isn’t yet clear, but people report feeling more stressed than they were before they had a smartphone.
Looking for a short-term fix from the very thing that is causing you long-term problems is a symptom of addiction.
Many of us complain about the stress of being ‘always on’ – here’s what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
Six things you can do to control your social media addiction.