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Living Online: Introduction to Healthy Screen Time

Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
4 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Summary

What is social media doing to our brains? How can we make sure smartphones don't affect our health? How do we overcome jealousy, cyberbullying and the ever present FOMO? These are some of the questions that social psychologist Aleks Krotoski addresses in this series aimed at teenagers and their parents. She delivers the latest science about screentime to help you make the right decisions about how much, or how little, to use technology in your life.

Update 2 September, 2019: In association with the Royal Society for Public Health, and in support for the Scroll Free September campaign, Audible has released a bonus episode focused on screen/life balance. If you have already purchased this series, the extra episode will appear in your library.

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  • V. JEGO
  • LONDON, United Kingdom
  • 13-02-19

Disappointed

As a mature woman struggling with screen time, I was extremely disappointed by this content which we've heard in the medias time and time again. Nothing new here. The focus is mainly on teenagers which is another cliché. It would have been such a better idea to look at those of us who didn't grow up with the internet and who are struggling. My 18-year-old is able to master his screen time, he's not the one who needs help. Thankfully, Cal Newport's new book, Digital Minimalism, has just come out. He tackles the real issues with his usual rigorous approach. Please Audible, don't waste our time with superficial work that looks like an in-depth study!

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Good general introduction

Useful hints and tips if you have children who spend a lot of time online.

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Too much focused on Teenagers

The internet has become such a big thing in our lives, and most of us use it way too much. This series is a great eye opener into the online world, however, it it focused so heavily on just teens and that’s it. People of all ages have a problem with too much internet, yes teens probably have the biggest issue when it comes to internet addiction, but the internet has become ingrained in everyone’s lives, even kids. Also I did not like how they brought up the Pewdiepie drama because the main stream media took clips out of context and essentially reported fake news. On a. Tighter side, this series was well put together, and if your a teenager, this will help you a lot.

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A few useful nuggets

Nice book. Many of the ideas are not new but they're told in a new, useful and practical context that improves the understanding of the social media phenomenon and helps one to reconcile their role in it. An intriguing point is how Socrates thought that the technology of writing would reduce human information retention ability and it did. Only we found that not only is it unnecessary to memorize a whole encyclopedia, the benefits of writing (which include an exponential increase in our ability to transmit information over time without the need for a human brain as a vessel) have enabled us to focus on processing information for actionable insights rather than just memorizing it. Recommended read if you have 2 hours to spare....