Doomscrolling, Anxiety and stress from excessive online surfing

The Psychological Effects of Overconsumption of Bad News

Staying up-to-date with current events keeps us aware and informed about the world around us. But while being informed is important, overexposure to negative news can lead to stress and affect your mental health.
Why Australian Parents are Worried About Fortnite Addiction

Why Australian Parents are Worried About Fortnite Addiction

Fornite has experienced such worldwide growth that it has become a cultural phenomenon. The game registers close to 40 million players from around the world every month, currently totalling 250 million. And its popularity shows no sign of slowing – the upcoming Fortnite World Cup, with its $100 million purse, promises to stir up yet…
How Media Impacts Youth and Children

How Media Impacts Youth and Children Today

Ever wondered how media impacts youth and children and whether prolonged exposure to certain elements might have a lasting effect? The Cabin Chiang Mai defines the term ‘media’, outlines its various forms, and explores the positive and negative effects on teens and pre-teens. All over the world, parents and carers, teachers and medical professionals are…
Fortnite Addiction and its Consequences - All You Need to Know

Fortnite Addiction – The Facts

Fortnite addiction has been in the headlines since the game was launched in 2017 and over 125 million people are now playing. But what is Fortnite, why is it so addictive and who is affected? The Cabin Chiang Mai takes a closer look at gaming addiction and offers advice to those affected. Since it was…
How Can We Fight Smartphone Addiction Among Kids?

How Can We Fight Smartphone Addiction Among Young People?

An increasing number of young people say they can’t put down their phones. What are tech giants, parents, and treatment centres doing about it? The Smartphone Addiction? Smartphone addiction, like internet addiction, involves excessive use of the device, especially for social media, messaging, and entertainment. It triggers the brain’s reward centre, leading to compulsive behaviour….
Internet Addiction

How Addicted Are You To The Internet

Social Media Addiction More Harmful than You Think

The Impact of Selfie Culture on Mental Health: Unveiling the Dark Side of Social Media

Teens who regularly use social media, when compared to those who don’t, are three times more likely to use alcohol, five times more likely to smoke, and two times more likely to smoke marijuana. In the realm of 2014’s iconic tunes, “Selfie” stands out as a memorable electronic house track. This catchy song featured an…
Why is Internet Addiction Growing in Asia

Why is Internet Addiction Growing in Asia?

Internet addiction is growing to be a public health concern in many Asian countries. Japan and South Korea are the most recent countries to create initiatives to treat this disease. This factsheet examines some of the latest research findings on internet addiction in Asia, including causes, effects and public health responses. In Asia, one of…