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Does screen love scramble our brains?

Reshaping the Brain

The Australian – 25 May 2016 John Ross – Higher Education reporter, Sydney Internet addiction has been linked with lower grey matter volume in the right frontal pole, which has a potential impact on decision-making and willpower. Internet addiction has been linked with lower grey matter volume in the right frontal pole, which has a potential impact on decision-making and ... Read More »

Peer support workshops aim to ease the pain of porn addiction

By Julia Medew Health Editor – The Age Newspaper 10 October 2014 Like most men, Hugh Martin’s first encounter with porn was accidental. When he was about eight, he stumbled across a “fairly extreme” magazine at a friend’s house – the possession of a man who clearly needed to find a better hiding place for his stash. “It was incredibly confronting, but I ... Read More »

Three Articles on the Impact of Social Media on Youth

TEENAGERS DELAY SLEEP TO SPEND MORE TIME ON SOCIAL MEDIA, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE STUDY FINDS (Source: Miles Kemp, THE ADVERTISER, January 13, 2014) MORE than two in 10 Adelaide high school students delay sleep every night because of their use of electronic devices, an Adelaide University study has found. The study, co-authored by psychologist Dr Daniel King, recorded the electronic media habits ... Read More »

Growing up fast and furious – Media’s impact on our children: “iDisorder”

iDisorder: Part 1 By Fr George Liangas Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Assistant priest, St Nectarios Church, Burwood, Sydney “If you can make use of something that makes your life easier while maintaining enough inner strength and freedom to avoid dependence, you are the master. If you do not cultivate this inner strength and freedom, you become the slave”. Ulrich Weger, ... Read More »

Growing up fast and furious – Media’s impact on our children: ‘Top 10’ for 2012

By Fr George Liangas Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Assistant priest, St Nectarios Church, Burwood, Sydney 2012 was another fruitful year in the research and discussion of the effects of electronic media. Here we provide a ‘Top 10’ of interesting and important articles, from a range of related topics. These articles vary from research articles to newspaper editorials, podcasts and commissioned ... Read More »

Too much too young

Teenagers all over Australia are experimenting with sex at an alarmingly younger age, but what does this mean for our community? 23 Oct 2013 By PENNI PAPPAS Mass media, the internet, social media and smart phones have created a new sexual revolution for our teenagers, resulting in them having sex and experimenting in sexual behaviours at an earlier age. Add ... Read More »

GROWING UP FAST AND FURIOUS MEDIA’S IMPACT ON OUR CHILDREN

THE HAEMORRHAGING OF PLAY: PART 1   By Fr George Liangas Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist School Chaplain, All Saints Grammar, Sydney   “Children’s games are hardly games. Children are never more serious than when they play”. – Michel de Montaigne, French writer, 1533-1592, Essays   Just like every other child, my 21-month-old daughter loves to play. She especially loves playing ... Read More »