In My Mind - Social Media Addiction

"We're more connected than ever, always at the beck and call of our smart phones. But despite being constantly online, we're feeling isolated and anxious. We explore why social media is so addictive and what it's doing to our mental health."

A trailer to the documentary "In My Mind" looking at social media addiction. Directed and produced by AttitudeLive in New Zealand. This documentary centred on social media addiction, and the series focused on women's issues more broadly. It aired in Ausralia on March 26, 2018, recorded some time in mid July 2017.

Citation: Katina Michael in "In my Mind - Social Media Addiction", SBS OnDemand, screening March 26, 5pm-5.30pm, Sydney.

Is Facebook Making Us Sad?

Thank you to Philip Clark for the invitation to NightLife this week! Facebook use and social implications is such an important topic with 2 billion monthly active users presently (and set to further increase).

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More than 1 billion people sign into Facebook every day which includes approximately 9 million Australians - to either post a selfie, to get the latest happenings from around the globe or to see what their friends have been up to. One would assume that the world’s most popular networking site would enhance our life in some way, but surprisingly new research suggests the opposite. Could social media be taking a toll on our emotional wellbeing?

Professor Katina Michael from the University of Wollongong, and Psychologist Philipa Thornton join Phil Clark to discuss the impact of social media on our lives.

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Duration: 49min 29sec

Broadcast: Wed 6 Sep 2017, 10:00pm

Published: Wed 6 Sep 2017, 11:40pm

Original source: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nightlife/social-media/8879978

More on Philip Clark here: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/people/philip-clark/7820896

In My Mind

Today’s woman is sold on the idea you can have it all. But this has transformed into an expectation; you must do it all. These unhealthy expectations driving an anxiety epidemic are explored in this new series from Attitude Pictures. 'In My Mind' is a ground-breaking four-part television series that will premiere on TVNZ 1 Sunday 16th July at 8:30am, and available to watch internationally on our website AttitudeLive.com

Via raw and honest interviews with New Zealand and Australian women of all ages, alongside expert opinion, this four-part series delves into stress, anxiety and mental health. Directed by four Kiwi female directors, each episode focuses on a different catalyst including social media addiction, the challenges of motherhood, body image and burnout as well as techniques to live in these increasingly challenging times.

What is the Internet doing to our heads?

We spend more time online than offline, so what is all this screen time doing to our heads?

Presenter/Producer: Cheyne Anderson
Presenter: Ellen Leabeater

Speakers:
Lawrence Lam - Professor of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney
Katina Michael - Professor, School of Computing and IT, University of Wollongong
David Glance - Director Centre for Software Practice, University of Western Australia

Think: Digital Futures is supported by 2SER and the University of Technology Sydney.

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Citation: Cheyne Anderson, Ellen Leabeater, Lawrence Lam, Katina Michael, David Glance, April 23, 2017, "What is the Internet doing to our heads?", 2SERFM Think: Digital Futures, https://soundcloud.com/thinkdigitalfutures/what-is-the-internet-doing-to-our-heads

Nice to see it made available here also: https://www.ivoox.com/what-is-the-internet-doing-to-our-heads-audios-mp3_rf_18287880_1.html