Monday April 22, 2019

Study Reveals, Screen Time Before Bed May Not Effect Well-Being in Adolescents

For the study, the team analysed data from Ireland, the US, and the UK and used a rigorous methodology to gather how much time an adolescent spends on screens per day, including both self-reported measures and time-use diaries. 

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The research examined more than 17,000 teenagers and found that adolescents' total screen time per day had little impact on their mental health, both on weekends and weekdays. Pixabay

Spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, may not damage young people’s mental health, finds a new research challenging previous notions on screen time.

The study, published in Psychological Science journal, casts doubt on the widely-accepted relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents.

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“We found little clear-cut evidence that screen time decreases adolescent well-being, even if the use of digital technology occurs directly before bedtime,” added Professor Andrew Przybylski, at the University of Oxford. Pixabay

The research examined more than 17,000 teenagers and found that adolescents’ total screen time per day had little impact on their mental health, both on weekends and weekdays.

It also found that the use of digital screens 2 hours, 1 hour or 30 minutes before bedtime didn’t have clear associations with a decrease in adolescent well-being, even though this is often taken as a fact by media reports and public debates.

“We found little clear-cut evidence that screen time decreases adolescent well-being, even if the use of digital technology occurs directly before bedtime,” added Professor Andrew Przybylski, at the University of Oxford.

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It also found that the use of digital screens 2 hours, 1 hour or 30 minutes before bedtime didn’t have clear associations with a decrease in adolescent well-being, even though this is often taken as a fact by media reports and public debates.
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For the study, the team analysed data from Ireland, the US, and the UK and used a rigorous methodology to gather how much time an adolescent spends on screens per day, including both self-reported measures and time-use diaries.

“Implementing best practice statistical and methodological techniques, we found little evidence for substantial negative associations between digital-screen engagement and adolescent well-being,” said Amy Orben, researcher at the varsity. (IANS)

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“Snap Audience Network”- Meet The All New Version of Snapchat!

"The plan is for Snap to sell ads that will appear inside other companies' apps, a move that will help Snap advertisers reach a larger group of people than just those who use Snapchat," the report noted.

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Snapchat, in a statement, said: "'Stories' feature allows people to share videos, photos shot from Snapchat's in-app camera on dating app Tinder and social networking app Houseparty as 'Story'". Pixabay

Joining the league of other tech giants and their big fancy annual conferences like Facebook’s “F8”, Google’s “I/O” and Apple’s “WWDC”, photo-messaging app Snapchat hosted its first “Partner Summit” in California.

The motive of the event was to unveil new products – some for users, some for developers – and encourage potential partners to build features or products that work with the Snapchat app, Recode reported on Thursday.

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A new filter called “Landmarks” also made its place on Snapchat, bringing AR filters for iconic landmarks from around the world, like the Eiffel Tower, the report said. Pixabay

During the event, the platform announced new Facebook app-inspired “Stories” option, in-house built multi-players games and more Augmented Reality (AR) filters which are not just restricted to faces.

Snapchat, in a statement, said: “‘Stories’ feature allows people to share videos, photos shot from Snapchat’s in-app camera on dating app Tinder and social networking app Houseparty as ‘Story'”.

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Joining the league of other tech giants and their big fancy annual conferences like Facebook’s “F8”, Google’s “I/O” and Apple’s “WWDC”, photo-messaging app Snapchat hosted its first “Partner Summit” in California. Pixabay

A new filter called “Landmarks” also made its place on Snapchat, bringing AR filters for iconic landmarks from around the world, like the Eiffel Tower, the report said.

These apart, in partnership with media companies like Dakota Pictures, NBC and Insurrection Media, Snapchat announced eight new shows including a comedy show, a zombie apocalypse show and a docu-series about race in America, the report said.

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Snapchat also floored its new ad network, called the “Snap Audience Network” .

“The plan is for Snap to sell ads that will appear inside other companies’ apps, a move that will help Snap advertisers reach a larger group of people than just those who use Snapchat,” the report noted. (IANS)