GAMING, TECH & SOCIAL MEDIA DISORDERS
Article: Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched my Phone and Unbroke My Brain Article: France bans smartphone use in schools
By Makena Kelly Published in The Verge Aug 1, 2018: Many French students will have their social media scrolling forcibly ended during school hours this upcoming year, after French lawmakers voted to ban smartphone use in schools.
Article: Microsoft executive considers it a responsibility to help you unplug
By Hayley Tsukayama, published in the Washington Post 8/2/18:
Corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Modern Life and Devices team, Yusuf Mehdi, discusses the responsibility of technology companies to think about how the products they make affect the lives of the people that buy them.
By Erik Johnson, published in the New York Times, 6/17/18: The recent statement by the World Health Organization, saying video game players can actually become addicted, may help legitimize worries about video game fans who neglect other parts of their lives. It could also make gamers more willing to seek treatment, encourage more therapists to provide it and increase the chances that insurance companies would cover it.
Article: This simple solution to smartphone addiction is now used in over 600 U.S. schools
by Tara Bahrampour, Published 2/5/18 in the Washington Post:
Graham Dugoni reminds people what it’s like to live phone-free
Article: Have Smart Phones Destroyed a Generation?
From The Atlantic, 9/2017 issue.
Article: Why Teens Aren't Partying Anymore
Presents what teens say is the reason they don't socialize much any more. The article presents excerpts from the book, "Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood—and What That Means for the Rest of Us," by Jean M. Twenge, PhD. Copyright © 2017. Reprinted by permission of ATRIA BOOKS, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.