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What you need to know

Six articles on how social media is adversely affecting your life

Smartphones & Social Media – What Parents Need to Know

Children’s addiction to smartphone – What Parents Need to Know

It’s perfectly normal for parents to worry about their children and the internet, especially since in the UK, at least 50% of ten-year-olds possess their own smartphone.
Find out what you can do to help your children to cope with the considerable challenges and demands of social media and smartphone technology.

How Smartphones & Social Media Affect You Personally

How Smartphones Affect You Personally

Smartphones have become an increasingly pervasive part of our lives and according to the US National Library of Medicine: Frontiers in Psychology, they’ve become progressively capable of supplementing, or even supplanting various mental functions.  Should we be worried?


Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone addiction is sometimes colloquially referred to as “nomophobia” which is basically the fear a person may have of being without their mobile phone.  This fear can arise when the virtual relationships people are conducting over dating apps, on social networking or via text

Algorithms control your online life

Algorithms Control your Online Life

Homophily is the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others, as in the proverb “birds of a feather flock together.”
Like other primates, human beings are naturally tribal. We are loyal to those we identify with, and they become our ‘in-group’.

Your Smartphone is Spying on You

Your Smartphone is Spying on You

Facebook is a massive surveillance-based enterprise. It knows a huge amount more about you than the most intrusive government in the history of the world

How Smartphones & Social Media Affect Society

How Smartphones & Social Media Affect Society

One of the biggest threats of our age is fake news. And when it comes to the spread of fake news, social media is the main culprit. Although social media has been the least trusted news source globally since 2016, a study revealed that over 50 percent of responding internet users in 24 different countries access social networks to get their news.

Meet Nick

Nick Smallman is the Co-founder Curv a new social network and also the CEO of Working Voices an interpersonal communication consultancy he founded 25 years ago. Nick believes that social media could be a force for good if it was run with people in mind as opposed to profits.

“Smartphones and social media are quickly becoming the biggest issue we face as a society after climate change. Because without good information and systemic cooperation, positive change is extremely difficult”.

Over the last 20 years Nick has developed more than 50 Courses, Workshops and Seminars in all areas of human communication. He has lectured at the London Business School and Columbia Business School and counts some of the world’s most successful companies as his clients such as JP Morgan, Sony Music, Goldman Sachs and BlackRock. He works with politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, charities, non-profit organisations and enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs

When presenting, Nick is inspirational, funny and insightful and believes in showing rather than telling. His style is conversational, challenging and improvisational. Unsurprisingly, he’s often called upon to comment on current events in both the business and political spheres. Today his focus is on solving this extraordinarily human problem.

Nick lives in London with a Dog and 3 Cats.

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