• Banning phones in school might boost performance

    Louis-Philippe Beland     |      March 22, 2021

    The effects of mobiles phones and other technology at school is a hotly debated topic in many countries, but new Australian research favours a ban to improve children’s attention.

  • “Nomophobia” prompts motorists illegal use of mobile phones

    Fareed Kaviani     |      December 23, 2020

    Some people’s obsessive attachment to their phones still prompt them to use them while driving, placing themselves and other road users at risk.

  • Are 1 in 4 young people ‘addicted’ to smartphones?

    Open Forum     |      December 2, 2019

    A metastudy by researchers at King’s College London has estimated that one in four young people have a “behavioural addiction” to smartphones, but doubts have been raised over the validity of this interpretation.

  • Should mobile phones be banned in schools?

    Neil Selwyn     |      June 28, 2019

    Banning mobile phones in school may seem sensible, but research and similar moves elsewhere suggest a blanket ban may introduce some problems.

  • The 5G trap

    Thom Dixon     |      February 23, 2019

    Australia may have banned Huawei and ZTE from building the next generation of telecommunications infrastructure in the country, but will this actually defend a future Australian 5G network from foreign interference?