Mental Health

Waking Up Next to You

Written by: Pieter de Jong Almost everyone has a smartphone nowadays. Almost everyone has heard it’s probably a bad idea to sleep while their smartphone is anywhere near them. Almost everyone uses their smartphone right before they go to bed and right after they wake up, this number accounts for up to 71% of smartphone users according to Bank of America. The…

Shaun the sheep

Or how online tests decide who I am The Internet makes our lives easier. This fact has turned into an understandable and already primitive point for everyone. The world wide web and its services can do basically everything: find things for you, buy them for you, entertain you, educate, connect with people and also help you. It seems though that entertaining and…

Cyberbullying: Will It Ever Go Away?

With the increase of our time online, the fact that cyberbullying cases have increased should not come as a surprise. But what makes it different than physical bullying? And what can we do to stop it? Cyberbullying vs Traditional Bully Most of us will probably know what cyberbullying is. But besides the main, obvious difference between cyberbullying and traditional bullying – one…

Digitization, seniors and corona

By Marcel Beentjes, student French language and culture Are you that family person who helps your grand parents or your uncle who doesn’t really know how a computer works? If that’s the case, you often see the difficulties they have when using a computer, smart phone or tablet. There’s a difference between the generations in how they are digitized. And that’s logical…

A Marriage from Hell

Written by: Akif Aliyev Its 9am on a March morning when I wake up and instinctively roll to my side, pick up my phone and begin my morning routine of mindless social media scrolling just like millions of others around the world. A practice so regular and subconscious at this point that one seldom questions why this must be the very first…

Thoughts on Mental Health on the WWW

An estimated 1.1 billion people are affected by mental or substance use disorders worldwide. A critical aspect of these disorders is that the majority have their onset between the ages of 15-24. These statistics lead us to inquire further about the potential of telemedicine, especially considering this demographic and their high degree of access to digital devices – providing a unique opportunity…