addiction

Kate Winslet stars in I Am Ruth. Pic: Channel 4

Kate Winslet on I Am Ruth and how the film explores teenage phone addiction: ‘Social media has always worried me’

In Kate Winslet’s new film, she plays the mother of a teenage girl – played by her own daughter Mia Threapleton – who struggles with issues related to what appears to be a cell phone addiction. I am Ruth is part of Channel 4‘s I Am series – a female-led drama anthology of stand-alone programs, …

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Smartphone addiction linked to lower cognitive abilities, less self-control and poorer psychological well-being

Smartphone addiction linked to lower cognitive abilities, less self-control and poorer psychological well-being

Posted in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthresearchers have found that problematic smartphone use is linked to low self-esteem as well as negative cognitive outcomes. The majority of people who live in industrialized countries have smartphones. The fear of being without your smartphone is known as “nomophobia” and has become a social …

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