Adolescent girls who watch television with high levels of relational aggression, eg soaps, reality television, etc, appear to send texts with a higher level of aggression whereas for boys it is the time they spend watching television in general which appears to predict the level of aggression in texts

In May 2019 researchers from the USA published the results of their study to assess the association between relational aggression on television and relational aggression in text messaging. Relational aggression, … Read more

A short sleep duration appears to be associated with an increased risk of an emotional disorder (anxiety and depression) in both boys and girls and with a behavioural disorder (defiance, inappropriate conduct, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity) in boys only

In December 2019 researchers from Norway published the results of their study to assess the association between sleep duration and symptoms of emotional and behavioral disorders in children. A total … Read more

Researchers state it is time to critically reflect on the current business model of ‘user data in exchange for app-use allowance’ and that instead it might be better to ban or regulate certain design elements in apps to come up with less addictive products

In July 2019 researchers from Germany published the results of their analysis of different smartphone apps in an attempt to identify design elements that prolong app usage. This analysis was … Read more