Category Archives: Internet and Social Network

The elderly and the Internet: Being online can keep you healthy

Loneliness can be considered a disease: a malaise of the spirit (when it doesn’t also affect the mind and body). Loneliness is, in fact, one of the major causes of depression. Those affected by loneliness the most are the elderly: suffering from poor health and low energy levels, are often relegated to the margins of a fast…
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Pornography: the Problem is Relational Anorexia

If the reader of this article were to be asked what is the percentage of adolescents (between 12 and 18 years old) who regularly watch pornographic content, what percentage would occur to him? Since 2007 I have been conducting empirical studies about the lifestyles of adolescents and young people: I have interviewed more than 25,000…
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The Intruder: multitasking in the Era of Distraction

In every moment of the day, there is someone who is not there with us, but who speaks with us and solicits us constantly. It appears without warning, interrupts whoever is talking, and constantly changes the conversation. It is the intruder, the one who has made it practically impossible to finish a job, watch a…
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Cultural factors and parental mediation styles of Internet use in Europe

Parental mediation in the use of internet at home by minors is widespread in Europe. The various styles however, correspond to levels of effectiveness that tend to differ according to the legal frameworks, values ​​and ideologies that guide the national education styles. This is the principle argument developed in Parental Mediation of Children's Internet Use…
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Cultural factors and parental mediation styles of Internet use in Europe

Parental mediation in the use of internet at home by minors is widespread in Europe. The various styles however, correspond to levels of effectiveness that tend to differ according to the legal frameworks, values ​​and ideologies that guide the national education styles. This is the principle argument developed in Parental Mediation of Children's Internet Use…
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Connected

Nicholas A. Christakis; James H. Fowler, Connected, Back Bay Books, New York, 2011. 348 pp. Two professors from the universities of Harvard and California seek to offer a sociological analysis about how the social connections that people develop affect their behavior and at the same time, modify the social context in which they are produced.…
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Infinite Bandwith. Encountering Christ in the Media

Eugene Gan. Infinite Bandwith. Encountering Christ in the Media . Emmaus Road 2010. What does this book offer that is lacking in recent publications about the relationship between Christians and the media? Perhaps the good deal of practical wisdom in less than 150 pages. Many works have already been written on the relationship between the…
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