Speakers' Corner: Teenagers and technology. The analysis of issues related to the use of smartphones


Institutional Communication Service

30 November 2020

Teenagers and smartphones. When the use of technology interferes with school performance, daily life and leisure activities. The research by Laura Marciano (PhD student, USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society) deals with the analysis of internet use in young people by examining data on a sample of 1,400 students in the Canton Ticino over 6 years.

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The Speakers' Corner project, whose first experimental edition was held on 5 October 2020 at Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano during the Swiss Digital Days, launches a series of short video contributions in which students tell about the projects developed for the event. Speakers' Corner is a project promoted by the City of Lugano and the Lugano Living Lab, in which USI, together with other universities in Southern Switzerland, also participated: an initiative that stems from the desire to promote concrete projects to raise awareness on digital issues by enhancing skills in the area.


Predicting problematic smartphone use over time in adolescence.