[MEDIA] Chatting with @PremierRadio ‘One in four young people addicted to smartphones claims new research, Christian academic says it raises bigger questions’

Yesterday some new research was released under headlines such as: 'Smartphone 'addiction': Young people 'panicky' when denied mobiles' (BBC) 'One in four children 'have problematic smartphone use' (Guardian) '23 per cent of young people show "problematic smartphone usage": report (Mobile Marketing Magazine) One in four teenagers ‘face mental health risk’ from phone addiction (The Times) Smartphone ‘Addiction’ Amongst Teens Is A Thing Now Oceans Vibe News A quarter of young people are 'problematic' smartphone users, King's…

[MEDIA] Are Mobile Phones Good/Bad for Us? The O2 Outage with @BBCRadioManc

Whilst waiting for more scan results, I'm sleeping pretty heavily. I awoke at 9.10am - to a text from BBC Radio Manchester asking if I could comment on the O2 data outage, and whether we're too reliant on our mobile phones? I spoke about this #o2down on @BBCRadioManc this morning - https://t.co/tdduFljIfl - about 27 minutes in ... — Dr Bex Lewis (@drbexl) December 6, 2018 I'm on Three, so no problem for me, and…

[MEDIA] Mobile phone zombies are endangering themselves on the street, so how do we solve the problem? with @theipaper

Dean Kirby, Northern Correspondent for the iPaper, contacted the MMU press department yesterday, looking for someone to comment on the fact that he's observed so many people walking into things because they are paying too much attention to their phones. I'm very happy to have my words quoted in full, and as the final word on the article: Dr Bex Lewis, a senior lecturer in digital marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, says the…

[MEDIA] Social media – is it all bad? With @premierradio

This morning, "The Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group is hosting the discussion in parliament on the dangers posed to young people. The meeting has been designed to find solutions for safeguarding children and young people and to challenge the Government and the industry to treat this as a public health crisis." Yesterday I did a brief pre-record on the discussion (with little time for preparation, so this is coming from head and heart!).…
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