Each time we dispatch an email in one way or another, we feel a sense of accomplishment, and our brain gets a dollop of reward hormones telling us we accomplished something. Each time we check a Twitter feed or Facebook update, we encounter something novel and feel more connected socially (in a kind of weird, impersonal cyber way) and get another dollop of reward hormones. But remember, it is the dumb, novelty-seeking portion of the brain driving the limbic system that induces this feeling of pleasure, not the planning, scheduling, higher-level thought centres in the prefrontal cortex. Make no mistake: email-, Facebook- and Twitter-checking constitute a neural addiction.
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As photo sharing becomes one of the fastest growing niches in social media, a new British advertising campaign is warning kids and their parents about the dangers of sharing too much through online photo services.
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How young people develop a net reputation and why it’s important
If students have a Facebook profile, tweet, blog, or post comments online, then these digital footprints can help get the good word out about them and work to their benefit! Here are 12 easy ways students can maximize their online reputation: ....>
Πόσο καλά γνωρίζετε το Ίντερνετ και τα χαρακτηριστικά των ηλεκτρονικών παιχνιδιών; Μια που τα Χριστούγεννα όλοι μας λίγο-πολύ, θα πάρουμε τεχνολογικά δώρα, ελέγξτε τις γνώσεις σας με αυτό το μίνι-ερωτηματολόγιο 10 ερωτήσεων. Δεν θα χρειαστείτε περισσότερα από 3 λεπτά!
Απαντήστε σε όλες τις ερωτήσεις βασιζόμενοι στις μέχρι τώρα γνώσεις σας, χωρίς να ανατρέξετε στο Διαδίκτυο για να βρείτε τις απαντήσεις σε ό,τι δεν γνωρίζετε.
After complaints from parents and authorities, Apple is renaming the "Free" section of the App Store to "Get." Apple is making the move to make it more transparent that free apps with in-app purchases are not always free.
As elementary and secondary students spend more time online, a new free program has rolled out and is aimed at giving children, teachers and families the tools to help young digital users safely navigate the Internet.
“Think Before You Link” is an online course for students from grades three through eight with a focus on cybersafety, online bullying and Internet ethics. It was produced by Discovery Education and Intel Security and is being offered free to schools around the country.
What makes children so good at tech from such an early age? A recent survey shows that 40 percent of parents say that their children are much more at ease with technology than they are. Dr Joanne Orlando explains why.