[18 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]
Video “gaming disorder” now an official mental health condition

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition in it’s latest edition of the International Classification of Diseases…


Gaming disorder has been defined “as a pattern of gaming behavior characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interest and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences”.

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[6 Jun 2018 | No Comment | ]
Apple’s Screen Time app to help curb screen addiction

At the latest WWDC 2018 Conference, Apple announce upcoming iOS 12 apps to help curb our iPhone screen addiction. Screen addiction and it’s affects on both children and adults is widely documented. It’s also not as well known that many tech execs including Steve Jobs severely limited their own kids from using their own devices due to it’s addictive effects.

The new Apple Screen Time App will allow you to see how much time you are spending on your iPhone and what you apps you are spending time on. It will also allow parents to limit their children’s use of apps by putting specific time limits for individual apps.

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Apps, News »

[1 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]
New app rewards discounts for not looking at your phone

An app called “Hold” launched in Norway in 2016, targeting college students. The app is simple in that it rewards users with discounts to businesses for staying off their phones…

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Internet, News »

[23 Jan 2018 | One Comment | ]
New teen study shows more phone use leads to unhappiness

A new study on teen smartphone usage from San Diego State University showed that teens who spent more time on their smartphones were markedly unhappier. Professor Jean M. Twenge analyzed data of a survey given to more than a million U.S. 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. This survey asked the youth about their phone, tablet and computer usage as well as various questions about their happiness, relationships and social interactions…

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Internet, Social Media »

[22 Sep 2017 | One Comment | ]
How the Smartphone is Destroying a Generation

There’s not a single exception. All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness. Eighth-graders who spend 10 or more hours a week on social media are 56 percent more likely to say they’re unhappy than those who devote less time to social media.

Eighth-graders who spend 10 or more hours a week on social media are 56 percent more likely to say they’re unhappy than those who devote less time to social media. Click in to Read More About the Impact of Smartphones on this Generation.

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Internet, Social Media »

[25 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Teen Cyberbullying on the Internet [Infographic]

– 85% of bullying occurs inside of school
– 82% with learning disabilities have been bullied at school
– 70% of student say bullying is a problem at their school
– 44% middle schoolers experience bullying problems
– 43% of kids have been bullied online
– 35% of kids have been threatened online
yet… 58% who experience cyberbullying have not told their parents or an adult

Click to see more sobering statistics

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Video Games »

[19 Jul 2016 | One Comment | ]
Pokemon Go at Holocaust Museum? Brave New World.

Pokemon Go at the Holocaust Museum
Is this the beginning of the end of the world?
Below is an article from Breakpoint Daily written by John Stonestreet that I wanted to share with you all.
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The good news is people are leaving their screens inside to go outside. The bad news? When they’re outside, they’re still staring at screens.
In 1985, social critic named Neal Postman, in the introduction to his book “Amusing Ourselves to Death,” compared two famous dystopian visions: “1984” by George Orwell and “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. He noted …

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Movies »

[24 May 2016 | One Comment | ]
Family hit by 3192 Paintballs for Media Profanity

What if for every curse word you heard in a movie, someone shot you with a paintball?

Now watch a family get hit with 3192 Paintballs in 5.2 Seconds. Yea that’s a lot of swear words.

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Movies »

[20 Feb 2016 | One Comment | ]
Movie Review: Masterless Movie

Adam LaVorgna (from the popular TV Series in the 90s called 7th heaven), plays Kane Madison, an architect working in Los Angeles looking to work his way up the corporate world. His counterpart, a Ronin, lives in the parallel spirit world where he is tempted to follow a dark lord and deviate from his path to finding truth.

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Events, News, Social Media »

[21 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments | ]
Check Out the Social Media Marketing World [Conference]

Want to learn about Social Media? Check out the Social Media Marketing World Conference! 100+ workshops and sessions led by leading marketers from top brands including the likes of IBM, Cisco, San Diego Chargers, Experian, Tyson Foods, SAP, Priceline, Dell and so on.

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Advertising, News »

[20 Jan 2016 | 3 Comments | ]
More Advertising Leading to More E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

Did you know almost 7 in 10 middle and high school students are exposed to e-cigarette ads. E-cigarette advertising dollars have risen from $6.4 million in 2011 to $115 million in 2014…

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[5 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
California Governor Signs ‘Right to Die’ Legislation

It’s done. California has passed legislation that will allow terminally ill patients to legally choose to end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs. Jerry Brown an announcement today (OCT 5th) that he has signed this bill…

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