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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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fantastic

this was fantastic. it makes you realise things that your unconsciously doing. online and how much you depend on your media

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I am very picky when it comes to listening to books and podcasts. Can confirm this book is sweet on the ears

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  • Davie
  • 04-04-2019

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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  • Valerie
  • 13-02-2019

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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  • Liz
  • 02-07-2019

Good general introduction

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-08-2020

Refreshing

I liked how it wasn't demonizing screen time but rather pointed out how it can affect us both in a bad as well as in a good way. It was refreshing. I really liked the part about fake news.

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  • Jennifer Morgan
  • 03-08-2020

Useful if you have teenage children or you are concerned about your screen time

I found this quite interesting to listen to though being in my late 30s without children, I felt a lot of the content was more suited to teenagers or parents of teenagers. There were some useful pieces of advice about how to change your relationship with your phone as well as guidance as to the impact on our sleep.

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  • Samanta
  • 09-05-2020

Great

Interesting. It makes you think more what you read and do online. Great work.

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  • Annette Jones
  • 28-02-2020

What an interesting book

Loved this book. So much respect and admiration for Anya. Every parent and youngster should listen to it.

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  • Livi Lee
  • 07-02-2020

brilliant really informative

really enjoyed this. lots of information in a well rounded way based on studies etc. too. I liked how it discussed the positives and negatives. highly recommend it

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  • Rhiannon
  • 24-12-2019

informative

enjoyable and informative, definitely inspired me to try altering my social media usage. I think some of the episodes weren't particularly useful to me as I'm not a teen or a parent. I also found it ironic that, in the episode where they were talking about not blindly trusting online sources, they presented a view of PewDiePie which seemed to not have taken into account any of his videos before or after, nor the YouTube community's perspective, only print media.

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  • merlin d magician
  • 22-12-2019

Useful for parents and teenagers

Only aimed at teenagers and children. I was hoping for a more balanced insight covering all age ranges. While useful for me as a father, not much scope was covered for adults caught up in the digital world and online presence. Items like identity theft, online scams and other online issues that the adult world has to contend with were not covered at all. Perhaps the title should have been - "the online world with your teenager or child", or similar

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