Outside the Screen Podcast
Outside the Screen Podcast
Episode 26: Your brain on screen use, Captain Underpants, and children's digital rights in the UN

Episode 26: Your brain on screen use, Captain Underpants, and children's digital rights in the UN


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This show takes us deep into something of central concern to Kim’s work as a psychiatrist: what do we know about the effects of disordered screen use on the brain? The review is of a fun movie that’s great for kids aged 8 and up; and we catch up on what’s happening with children’s international human rights as digital citizens.

What have you noticed about the effect on your concentration or decision-making when you’re on a screen a lot? Do you think there should be limits to children’s ‘human right’ to go online? And have you seen Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie?

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Show notes

Macquarie (mostly) paper: Michoel L Moshel, Wayne A Warburton, Jennifer Batchelor, Joanne M Bennet and Katherine Y Ko, 'Neuropsychological Deficits in Disordered Screen Use Behaviours: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis' (2023) Neuropsychology Review https://doi.org/10.1007/s11065-023-09612-4

Wayne Warburton on Australian Story

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie review

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie availability in Australia

Zooming Out: For the UN General Assembly Resolution on the Rights of the Child in the Digital Environment, we’ve had trouble finding a stable link. If you’re interested in getting a copy, email us at outsidethescreenpod[at]gmail.com, and we can send it to you. Or you can search for it on the UN Official Document System, using the full-text term ‘promotion and protection of the rights of children’ and the date 8 November 2023. (But actually, emailing us will probably be simpler.)

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