Screen Sense

The Truth About Limiting Our Children's Screen Time

Barbara Brenninkmeijer | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Parents
Barbara Brenninkmeijer

I went out for lunch with the kids last weekend. On the table next to us were a group of children, young adolescents and four adults. There must have been eleven of them in total, out for what I think was a family lunch. At one point, ALL of them were on a device. Their conversations were largely based on what they were looking at on each other's screens.

Social Media May Be Making You Feel More Lonely

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Social media sites designed to help people connect are actually causing them to feel more alone, say psychologists. The more time young adults spend o...

Holly Willoughby Opens Up About The Fears She Has For Her Kids Using Social Media

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby has revealed she is fearful about her children using social media as they grow up. The 36-year-old, who is mum to seven-year-old Harr...

Safer Internet Day: Parents Urged To Think About Online Safety As Soon As Kids Start Using Tech

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to think about their children’s online safety from the very moment they start using a tablet or mobile phone. To mark Safer ...

Playgroup Puts Up Sign Telling Parents To 'Get Off' Their Phones When Picking Up Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum was shocked to see the playgroup her child attended had put up a sign telling parents to “get off” their phones. Juliana Farris Mazurkewicz,...

Mum-Of-Four Captures The Beauty Of Technology-Free Childhood In Tender Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mother who wanted to replicate her technology-free childhood for her four children has documented their unusual upbringing in two touching photo ser...

Millennials Explain Why They Deleted Their Social Media Accounts

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to social media many of us are, for want of a better word, addicted. The average person has roughly five social media accounts and spend...

Fisher Price Is Releasing An Exercise Bike For Children And People Aren't Happy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents

If you have ever dreamed of sending your three-year-old to a spinning class to burn off their energy, then Fisher Price has the answer. Unveiled at t...

How To Get Your Kids Cleaning In The Summer Holidays

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents

Trying to get kids to clean the house can be a struggle at the best of times. So why not use this mum’s ‘Hunger Games’ inspired trick and reduce...

Why Banning Mobile Phones In Pubs Isn't The Solution To Antisocial T**ts

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech
Sophie Gallagher

We've all been in a bar and bemoaned the surrounding tables of people who are more interested in their Facebook feed, than the friend sitting opposite them. Entire dinner times lost scrolling through the internet making you wonder why they bothered even coming out at all?

Parents' Smartphone Habits Blamed For Kids 'Not Being School Ready'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents

Many children are starting school at a disadvantage because they lack the social skills and resiliance to match their peers, a new report has revealed...

11 Things That Annoy People Most About Our Smartphone Culture

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Our mobile phones are well and truly part of our lives with the average person checking theirs every six and a half minutes. But that doesn't neces...

Almost Half Of Brits Would Rather Forget Their Anniversary Than Lose This...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to valuing relationships, it appears we care more about our phones than anything else - as a new survey has found that just under half o...

Woman's Severe Tech Addiction Caused Painful Illness

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A self-confessed tech addict has told of how hours of hunching over devices caused her to suffer chest pain and develop a rare illness. Michelle Go...

Parents Struggle To Limit Kids' Screen Time: Digital Detox Experts Offer Advice

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have revealed they find it easier to get their children to do homework, go to bed or eat healthily, than persuading them to turn off their con...

The 2016 Digital Detox

Jemma Moran | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Tech
Jemma Moran

What's the first thing you do in the morning? Is it make a coffee, hug your spouse or check your smartphone? I'm guessing it's the latter. After all, the average person checks their phone 85 times a day, receives just over 100 emails and spends around three hours actively using the internet - so you'd probably need to get going with all of that from your first waking moment.

Hitting Refresh in the Modern World - How to Break the Cycle of Busy-Ness

Annie Ross | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ross

Symptoms: Texting while walking, crossing the road or... peeing. Pressing the close doors button in lifts. Rushing. Everywhere. Even to the printer. Throwing a strop when you just miss a tube. Feelings of anxiety, guilt, failure or exhaustion. Saying thinks like, "I'm just being efficient," "but I love being busy" or "I'm just trying to keep my head above water"

Electronic Devices Should Come With 'Bedtime Mode' To Improve Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Smartphones and electronic devices should come with a special "bedtime mode" to help people sleep better, a health expert has urged. Professor Paul...

Kate Winslet Thinks Parents are 'Losing Control' Of Their Kids To Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Parents

Kate Winslet thinks parents are "losing control" of their kids to social media and has urged them to take iPads "out of their children's hands". Th...

Hi, My Name Is Anna and I'm a Technology Addict

Anna Gillespie | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Tech
Anna Gillespie

The world around is changing and I can't wait to see what the future brings. But does that mean it has to be at the expense of social interaction? The laughter heard between friends? Or the touch of a loved ones skin? You can be anyone online but in real-life you have no option but to be you.

This Is How Humans Slept Before Technology Took Hold

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A study of ancient tribes has offered a fascinating insight into how humans slept before our lives were infiltrated by technology and all of the distr...

Powerful Photo Series Shows We're Dangerously Addicted To Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photographer has shown just how powerful a hold on us technology has. Eric Pickersgill, 29, snapped photo series 'Removed' after spotting a fami...

Parents Are Taking Control Of Kid's Screen Time

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents

Many parents have started giving their children digital bans in order to maintain a healthy amount of screen time, according to a new survey. In t...

Natasha Hinde

What Does Switching Off From Tech Truly Mean In 2015?

HuffingtonPost.com | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

[Picture: Thomas Barwick via Getty Images] There's no denying that many of us are overwhelmingly obsessed with technology. Nearly half of adult...

Forget Downton Abbey Etiquette, These Are The Rules You Need In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Downton Abbey is back with a bang and for a series set almost 100 years ago, some of its themes are surprisingly relevant today. Yes, we're talking...