Do smartphones dumb us down? Google and apps do much of our remembering for us nowadays. Does that change our brains? How? And what tricks do the big tech corporations use to get us hooked? Our topics this week on SHIFT.
Our kids might be addicted to smartphones, but then so are we. What are the odds of an old card game sorting us all out? Surprising, says DW's Tamsin Walker.
A German internet expert says children under 14 should be banned from using smartphones. She says the technology drastically raises their risk of exposure to damaging pornographic content.
Can the likes of Facebook go from 'move fast and break things' to 'move thoughtfully and fix things?' A conversation with David Ryan Polgar about social media consumption, regulation and perverse financial incentives.
The brains of young people who use their smartphones or the internet too much sustain chemical changes. These change correlate significantly to diagnoses of addiction, depression and anxiety.
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