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Who understands teenagers?

Who understands teenagers?

To think of adolescence is to think of problems such as alcohol, bad moods, abuse of new technologies and social networks, first sexual relations, drugs, unwanted pregnancies, fights… It is to think of a complicated stage that adults hardly remember and rarely understand. Being a teenager is a challenge, as is being a baby who […] … learn more→

Minors hooked on networks: what can families do?

Minors hooked on networks: what can families do?

The Internet, the smart mobile phone and social networks have revolutionized the way we relate to each other in society. In addition to serving to communicate, the content and messages reach us with few filters and with no other brake than the one we put on them. People of all ages find it difficult to use them […] … learn more→

How to know if schoolchildren are fit

How to know if schoolchildren are fit

Our physical condition is responsible for our ability to carry out daily activities such as catching a bus that is about to leave, carrying shopping bags, climbing stairs or even taking a satisfying bike ride through nature. But do we know if our students are in shape and what does not being fit mean? A recent […] … learn more→

Are virtual influencers more powerful than human influencers?

Are virtual influencers more powerful than human influencers?

If some actors, singers, sportsmen, or presenters are considered safe bets in terms of influence and attract many brands, even international stars with a very good image can fall from their pedestal overnight. Influencers – in the broad sense of the term – are indeed regularly involved in all kinds of scandals . This was the case of […] … learn more→

Don't get me wrong, gossiping can actually be beneficial for our work and social life

Don’t get me wrong, gossiping can actually be beneficial for our work and social life

Gossip is often seen as bad. When you hear the word gossip, what often comes to people’s minds is usually from hot news about celebrities to bad behavior of teenagers shown on television shows Gossip Girl. Although often thought of as mere rumours, gossip has turned out to be an important part of politics and shows how the world […] … learn more→

One way to help college students get enough sleep – pay them to go to bed

One way to help college students get enough sleep – pay them to go to bed

Small financial incentives can get college students to go to bed earlier and sleep significantly longer. That’s what my colleagues and I found through an experiment that involved 508 students at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Oxford. When the students were offered US$7.50 per night Monday through Thursday – a total of $30 per […] … learn more→

Facing the risk of networks: ten 'lifelines' for digital orphans

Facing the risk of networks: ten ‘lifelines’ for digital orphans

Learning to navigate the digital environment and to socialize in it has been an intuitive process for the younger generations, digital natives. But they have done it, in most cases, without adults to accompany them in the process, so they can be considered “digital orphans” . For example: 53% of young Spanish people are unable to distinguish between facts […] … learn more→

Why do we sometimes mistake robots for humans?

Why do we sometimes mistake robots for humans?

Look at these two pictures. Which robot do you think is the smartest? The most sociable? The warmest? The most aware of his surroundings? In the majority of cases, people choose the second robot. However, in both cases, we are evaluating a set of electronic and mechanical components. So why do we distinguish between these two robots? Because under certain conditions […] … learn more→

How to help students with post-holiday syndrome

How to help students with post-holiday syndrome

The holidays are coming to an end and the students are preparing for a new course. The joy of meeting their classmates again, and the enthusiasm to meet their new teacher or the desire to wear the new backpack or the pencil case that we just bought, sometimes certain nerves join. For many students, going back […] … learn more→

Parents and screen time: are you a ‘contract maker’ or an ‘access denier’ with your child?

Parents and screen time: are you a ‘contract maker’ or an ‘access denier’ with your child?

Screen time was a battle for parents before COVID and it continues to be a battle, long after lockdowns have ended. The Royal Children’s Hospital March 2021 child health poll found too much screen time was parents’ number-one health concern about their kids, with more than 90% of surveyed parents saying it’s a problem. We are researchers […] … learn more→