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report | Jul 3, 2018

3. Fifty-fifty anecdotes: How digital life has been both positive and negative

A number of these experts wrote about both sides of the story, taking the time to point out some of the ways in which digital life is a blessing and a curse. A selection of these mixed-response anecdotes follows. James M. Hinton, an author, commented, “Having grown up in the pre-internet era, my childhood was […]

report | Jul 3, 2018

2. The negatives of digital life

There were considerably fewer complaints about the personal impact among these expert respondents. But their own lives and observations give testimony that there are ways in which digital life has ill-served some participants. The following anecdotes speak to the themes that the internet has not helped some users’ well-being. If someone would have told me […]

report | Apr 17, 2018

1. The state of play for technology and looming changes

A strong narrative about online life has arisen in recent years that pushes back against the techno-optimism of the earlier days of the internet. A roundup of recent headlines underscores the darker storyline: The Global Risks 2018 report by the World Economic Forum lists “adverse consequences of technological advances” as one of the top risks […]

report | Apr 17, 2018

3. Concerns about the future of people’s well-being

About half of the people responding in this study were in substantial agreement that the positives of digital life will continue to outweigh the negatives. However, as in all great technological revolutions, digital life has and will continue to have a dark side. Roughly a third of respondents predicted that harms to well-being will outweigh […]

report | Jan 7, 2016

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles, but using technical means like parental controls is less common.

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