Yesterday I said to one of my students that it was pointless to sit in my class if you are so busy with your phone. He was so busy it even distracted me. I should have mentioned this new study – a combination of a meta-review and new data -, but I only read if… Read More One for my students: phones keep you from concentrating during lectures
The worst thing Marc Zuckerberg ever did is calling connections on Facebook ‘friends’, but still that doesn’t mean friendship doesn’t exist online or doesn’t mean a thing. Many parents worry about how much time teenagers spend texting, sharing selfies and engaging in other online activities with their friends. However, according to a recent research synthesis, many… Read More The meaning and qualities of friendship offline and online
It’s something I’ve known from other studies, but this new research from the University of Warwick, published in European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, confirms it: cyberbullying is mostly an extension of playground bullying — and doesn’t create large numbers of new victims. In short: Cyberbullying doesn’t create large numbers of new victims Most bullying is… Read More New study confirms: cyberbullying rarely occurs in isolation
It was Jan De Mol who sent me this study, but while the title of the press release suggests a big effect of genes on how we use sociale media, I for myself thought it would have been even bigger. From the press release: Access to and engagement with online media continues to grow at… Read More Is how we use Facebook influenced by our genes?
To many people selfies are sign of the present narcissism. And pictures like this don’t help it: Hoe de media in korte tijd is verandert #politiek #media #selfie #clinton (fotocredits: @barb_kinney) pic.twitter.com/goAtlmauT0 — Marco Derksen (@marcoderksen) September 26, 2016 But this new study does give some consolation: regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with… Read More How a selfie can make you feel happier (study)
Hypes come and go and while I do hope to remember this summer as also the summer of PokemonGo – besides the summer of terror -, it seems that this popular game is already losing a lot of its appeal. At first the servers couldn’t handle the success, but now even the biggest fans seem to get more… Read More What PokemonGo could learn from education
When I first read the title of the press release, some alarm bells started ringing. First: the concept of school burnout seemed invented, but a search proved me wrong. Still, it’s kind of a relatively “newish” concept. Secondly: internet addiction is often used as concept, but too often without a real – read clinical –… Read More Study in Finland shows link between school burnout and excessive internet use