WHO-study: Physical activity trends show slight improvement for boys, none for girls

There are new results from the WHO about the physical activity of teens and while boys seem to improve slightly, girls don’t and both of them don’t exercise enougH. From the press release: The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in… Read More WHO-study: Physical activity trends show slight improvement for boys, none for girls

Maybe it’s not the smartphone: study of 400 teens finds little evidence linking excessive smartphone use and mental health outcomes

It’s an often repeated claim, but it seems hard to proof: our smartphones seem not to be the reason some of our children feel worse. From the press release: A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad.… Read More Maybe it’s not the smartphone: study of 400 teens finds little evidence linking excessive smartphone use and mental health outcomes

The present generation students is… slightly less narcissistic

Remember this magazine cover? Looks pretty similar to this cover from 1976: Or this one from 1985? Or do you remember this picture? Yeah, I debunked this story already here┬ábut these pictures suit the image of the egocentric, smartphone obsesses youth, and for sure this selfie-taking generation will be more narcissistic for sure? Well… no.… Read More The present generation students is… slightly less narcissistic

The meaning and qualities of friendship offline and online

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.┬áMany 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