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While rates of probable mental disorder among younger age groups have remained consistent in recent years, amongst 17- to 19-year-olds, the percentage had increased to one in four in 2022, up from 1 in 6 in 2021.
Certain games designed to improve people’s ability to spot online misinformation may be counterproductive, as they could increase distrust in legitimate information.
The positive effects of technology use for children aged 9-15 are less this year. Negative effects on social wellbeing are greater for girls aged 9-10
Reality shifting exploded during the pandemic – with a TikTok community known as ‘shifttok’ using the platform to share experiences, tips, and fictional locations. At the time of writing, the TikTok hashtag #realityshifting had 2.1B views.
The results presented suggest that long-term exposure to touchscreen media is associated with faster exogenous orienting, and concomitant reduced endogenous attention control (slower disengagement of attention)
A free service that can help remove or stop the online sharing of nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit images or videos taken of people when they were under 18 years old
Perhaps the most useful ChatGPT spin-out so far - ideal for policymakers
A series of how-to guides for planning and carrying out an evaluation of a media literacy intervention
A series of questions clinicians can use to explore technology use by children and young people
Videos, books, and interviews created by care experienced young people about managing digital wellbeing
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The challenge comes from the deeper integration of AI assistive tools into our creative methods, where layers of editing, tweaks, and rewriting occur and the target of citation becomes much fuzzier.
AI systems can create opportunities for increasing education equity. But, if we are careless or unprepared, then we will create conditions that may reduce people to automatons
In many studies, the effects of using social media are averaged over a broad age range. This means that potential fluctuations in the impacts of social media as adolescents age might be missed.
How does conflict resist toxicity and remain productive, meaningful and joyful? It all comes down to the community that emerges when we play.