Tanya writes regularly on digital wellbeing, digital detox, Big Tech, screen-life balance, cybersafety, AI, persuasive tech, the attention economy and other topical issues related to the digital world.
The merging of physical and digital for kids in the Metaverse is fraught with potential risks. The digital world was not designed for children.
The use of an algorithm to award A Level grades in the UK highlighted problems of algorithmic accountability, transparency and ethics.
Children are taking part in TikTok’s viral challenges; encouraging them to perform harmful, criminal, and sometimes deadly acts.
Is how often you drain your phone battery a good indicator of your credit worthiness? Lack of algorithmic transparency in financial services means we may not know.
More teens than ever get their news from social media platform like TikTok and Instagram, rather than from TV or print according to Ofcom.
Sophisticated AR-based image editing tools are changing how young girls and women view standards of beauty, harming their mental health.
Counterspeech is an effective method for dealing with online abuse, helping to change beliefs and build resilience. Could AI deploy it at scale?
TikTok recently admitted some China-based employees can access information from American users. Is the app really spying on its users?
With Roe v Wade overturned last week, US woman should be aware of how Femtech, including period tracker data, could now be used against them.