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Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening (2017, mosaicscience)

In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.



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This is a recreation of one of my old posts which were being lost for some technical reason.
  
From teens in Iceland to Planet Youth: What happened after our story on Iceland? (2019, mosaicscience.com)

How one Mosaic story helped the global spread of a successful policy for tackling teen substance abuse.

“Believe me, now the world is listening.”

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La mente-cavalletta non trattiene perché non fa esperienza, ma ne riceve solo l’apparenza emotiva: rimane nell’interminabile corridoio digitale, osservando tutte le porte senza aprirne realmente nessuna. I dispositivi spesso ci rendono «in-disponibili» all’esperienza: la mano piena non può ricevere né afferrare altro.
Da dove cominciare per restituire ai ragazzi la gioia dell’esperienza? Non basta aprire a forza la loro mano e limitare l’uso degli schermi, bisogna integrarli.


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Noi vogliamo figli liberi e intelligenti, non cavallette.
  
Kinder-Medien-Studie 2018
Die ganze Studie in PDF
Handout zur Pressekonferenz


Die Kernpunkte:

      
  • Kinder in Deutschland gehen mit der Vielzahl an Freizeitangeboten smart um: Sie entscheiden sich nicht mehr zwischen digitalen und analogen Aktivitäten – sondern wollen sowohl draußen spielen als auch digital unterwegs sein.
        
  • Blau, rosa und das „Mehr“: Kinder interessieren sich für Piraten oder Prinzessinnen, sind aber genauso offen für Themen mit gesellschaftlicher Relevanz wie Natur, Umwelt und Aktuelles.
        
  • Digitale Nachricht schlägt Papier? Nein! Kinder nutzen alle Kommunikationswege: vom Telefonat über die SMS bis hin zum klassischen Brief.
        
  • Gedrucktes Vertrauen: 75% aller deutschen Kinder zwischen vier und 13 Jahren lesen mindestens mehrmals pro Woche Bücher oder Zeitschriften. Print ist dabei unersetzlich, elektronische Endgeräte und Lesemedien spielen in keinem Alter eine besondere Rolle.
        
  • Plüschtier, Puzzle, Fahrrad oder Smartphone – Kinder haben viele Wünsche. Dabei ist es Vier- bis 13-Jährigen vor allem wichtig, digital ausgestattet zu sein: Ein Handy oder Smartphone ist Wunschobjekt Nr. 1.
        
  • Schlemmen und Schmökern: Kinder sind Genießer und geben ihr Taschengeld am liebsten für Süßes und Zeitschriften aus.
        
  • Kritisch-differenzierte Begeisterung – Kinder haben ein klares Bild vom Internet: „Das coolste Medium, das es gibt“, aber auch „schlecht für den Menschen“.
  
Jugendliche lieben Netflix und WhatsApp – keiner mag Facebook

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Jugendliche lieben Netflix und streamen, was das Zeug hält. Facebook hingegen ist out: Das zeigt eine neue Studie zur Mediennutzung in Deutschland.


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Basisuntersuchungen zur Mediennutzung von Kindern und Jugendlichen (JIM-Studie 2018)

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How the smartphone changed an entire generation (Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University)

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The iGen, also known as "Generation Z," are the first generation to spend their adolescence with a smartphone.

Credits and further information:
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? (2017)
Image (REUTERS/Murad Sezer)
  
Marshall SutherlandMarshall Sutherland wrote the following post Tue, 27 Mar 2018 02:02:20 +0200
Having Your Smartphone Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking (Even When It’s Silent and Facedown)

The results were striking: individuals who completed these tasks while their phones were in another room performed the best, followed by those who left their phones in their pockets. In last place were those whose phones were on their desks. We saw similar results when participants’ phones were turned off: people performed worst when their phones were nearby, and best when they were away in a separate room. Thus, merely having their smartphones out on the desk led to a small but statistically significant impairment of individuals’ cognitive capacity — on par with effects of lacking sleep.


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Our work suggests that having meetings without phones present can be more effective, boosting focus, function, and the ability to come up with creative solutions. More broadly, we can all become more engaged and cognitively adept in our everyday lives simply by putting our smartphones (far) away.
  
TanjaTanja wrote the following post Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:30:13 +0100
Oh come on, people...

Society Photographer Turns His Lens on Smartphone Addiction

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Dafydd Jones shoots parties for a living. Around a decade ago, he began noticing a disturbing trend.