Tanya writes regularly on digital wellbeing, digital detox, Big Tech, screen-life balance, cybersafety, persuasive tech, the attention economy and other topical issues related to the digital world.
Should we be focusing on children who aren’t getting any screen time at all, rather than worrying about those who might be getting too much?
1-5 February 2021 is UK Children’s Mental Health Week. The spotlight is on young people’s mental health. What part do screens & social media play?
Defeating the attention economy starts with defining what’s important to us, our values & our purpose, and investing our attention elsewhere.
Amazon has had a good pandemic. Shopping habits in 2020 have accelerated its dominance and could sound the final death knell for the high street.
Donald Trump’s immense influence was abruptly curtailed on a single day in January 2021. But that day was not the 20th.
The manipulation of public views via social media will not stop when Trump leaves office. Disinformation is now spread on a global scale.
With the release of Covid-19 vaccines, there has been a steep rise in dangerous anti-vax conspiracies. Social media platforms must do more.
With 61% of Gen Z saying social media is their primary daily news source, and many admitting "TikTok definitely impacted my vote", TikTok has become one of the major forces at play in the 2020 US election. Of course, social media companies have been having an...
As of 2019, 60% of Britons have believed at least one conspiracy theory about how our country is governed, or about the credibility of information they receive with 77% of UK adults trusting journalists "not much" or "not at all". However, family and friends are...