News  /  Published 19.05.22

Mentorship plan to bring boys ‘back on track’ from mobile addiction

A group of boys in Murshidabad’s Beldanga block, around 200km north of Kolkata along National Highway 12, who had become completely disinterested in studies and were whiling away their time...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 08.05.22

Either you control your social media, or you can be sure that it will control you

The overuse of technology in general has given rise to behavioural issues in children and adults alike — difficulty with impulse control and unregulated emotions. We’re accustomed to using...
By Minu Budhia

Lifestyle  /  Published 13.04.22

Nomophobia all around us

It has been told several times and here it is once again: It’s time to cut back on the hours spent on social media, especially teenagers. A new study — supported by a college research fell...
By Mathures Paul

Style  /  Published 31.03.22

Texting Thumb care

Do you feel a nagging pain in your thumb? If so, it could be related to excessive use of your smartphone, which encourages too much swiping and typing. Our fingers are not adapted to perform these w...
By Mayukh Banerjee

Health  /  Published 02.03.22

Dial Back: Is it possible to get addicted to smartphone?

Our work, social lives and entertainment have become inextricably tied to our devices, and the pandemic has made matters worse. Not all smartphone use is bad, of course. Sometimes, smartphones “...
By Annie Sneed


Science Tech  /  Published 21.12.21

Parents have been overusing gadgets during the pandemic

• 83 per cent to play digital/video games • 71 per cent when parents are occupied with office work • 68 per cent to see educational videos • 64 per cent for the...
By Mathures Paul

India  /  Published 25.09.21

Kerala: De-addiction centres for gaming kids

In a major child-friendly initiative, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday announced the setting up of "digital de-addiction centres" in the state to bring children addicted to...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Thiruvananthapuram

India  /  Published 19.09.21

Rajasthan: advice to curb gaming addiction

The Rajasthan government has issued an advisory for parents and teachers suggesting measures to protect children from addiction to online gaming. The advisory issued by the Rajasthan Council of Schoo...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Jaipur

India  /  Published 28.07.21

HC: Bring policy to protect kids

The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Centre to decide a representation seeking to formulate a national policy to protect children from online games addiction which is causing them psychological pr...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 10.03.21

Food addiction: choco chips you

Five years ago, a group of nutrition scientists studied what Americans eat and reached a striking conclusion — more than half of all the calories that the average American consumes comes from ul...
By Anahad O’Connor


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