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Updated Apple system takes on smartphone addiction

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Parents will be able to impose time limits on apps from games and news to social media and messaging that children use, and will able to designate "down time" for themselves too

APP LIMITS. Apple's app limitation system combines with its parental controls to provide everyone with a means of controlling their usage, or that of a loved one's obsession with technoloy. Screen shot from WWDC 2018 livestream


Apple urged to study iPhone addiction in children

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Two Apple shareholders warn the company of the growing body of evidence that there may be negative consequences on young iPhone users

IPHONE OBSESSION. The iPhone 7 smartphone on display on the day of its release at Covent Garden in London on September 16, 2016. File photo by Jack Taylor/AFP


Singapore grapples with smartphone addiction

Jun 14, 2014 - 11:53 AM

Psychiatrists say digital addiction should be classified as a psychiatric disorder

ADDICTED? Should digital addiction be classified as a psychiatric disorder?