Robert Badal

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Opinion | Our smartphones aren’t sparking joy, and we need to rethink our addiction to them

The current belief in technology for its own sake is misguided. Smartphones and computers have neither improved education nor brought happiness. Most of our digital pastimes are addictive and create empty cravings, not joy.

10 Feb 2019 - 11:14AM

The current belief in technology for its own sake is misguided. Smartphones and computers have neither improved education nor brought happiness. Most of our digital pastimes are addictive and create empty cravings, not joy.

Our smartphones aren’t sparking joy, and we need to rethink our addiction to them
Why Hong Kong’s coding classes and tutorials will not nurture the next Steve Jobs, but engaged parenting might

Contrary to the myth of the ‘digital native’, today’s children, like their predecessors, learn best from interactions with their parents

22 May 2018 - 8:12PM

Contrary to the myth of the ‘digital native’, today’s children, like their predecessors, learn best from interactions with their parents

Why Hong Kong’s coding classes and tutorials will not nurture the next Steve Jobs, but engaged parenting might
Switch off the smartphones, to save children from tech addiction

Social media and smartphone technology are inherently addictive and e-learning might do more harm than good. Parents and teachers need to lead by example in the fight against device overuse.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Social media and smartphone technology are inherently addictive and e-learning might do more harm than good. Parents and teachers need to lead by example in the fight against device overuse.

Switch off the smartphones, to save children from tech addiction
Why Hong Kong kids need less time with technology to thrive in the future