Hananel Rosenberg

Hananel Rosenberg
Ariel University · School of Communication

PhD

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Publications (38)
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The contemporary parenting challenge of regulating children's screen time became even more difficult during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The current research addresses the characteristics of this challenge and explores mothers' perceptions regarding their children's screen use, through two consecutive studies. Study 1 included 299 mothers o...
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A number of studies have sought to understand how mobile phones affect time practices, and beyond them, the experience of time in users’ daily lives. This article is a further effort in that direction, employing the deprivation study method. We conducted a field study of 80 adolescents, or “cellular natives,” separating them from their cellphones f...
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Media panics research is concerned with widespread social anxiety formed around a new technology or medium. This study adds to existing research by characterizing a new form of media panic around augmented reality applications, and specifically that which erupted concerning Pokémon GO, a popular augmented reality game. Based on a content analysis o...
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This study explores intergenerational differences in attitudes toward mobile advertising (addressing their informativeness, irritation, trustworthiness, entertainment, and intrusiveness) and actual response to mobile advertising messages in Israel. Using an online survey ( N = 408) and drawing on Congruence Theory and Generation Cohort Theory, we f...
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The forceful and creative campaign of ultra-Orthodox Jewish leadership against open digital connectivity via the cell phone has been facing steep challenges in recent years. Initially, the kosher-phone solution that this leadership engineered, which enabled mobile telephony without compromising the isolation of the community or strict social contro...
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בחודש אפריל, 2019, פרסם ארגון הבריאות העולמי הנחיות למניעה ולהגבלת זמן מסך בקרב פעוטות וילדים בגיל הגן, שהתבססו על 33 מחקרים שעסקו בקשר שבין שימוש במסכים לבין התפתחות פסיכולוגית. ההנחיות סוקרו באופן נרחב בתקשורת ועוררו דאגה ציבורית רבה. ניתוח ביקורתי שיטתי ומטא-אנליזה של 33 המחקרים מלמדים כי איכות המחקרים ירודה, ההשפעה הפוטנציאלית הכללית המתוארת בה...
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Technological resistance practices hold significant insights regarding the media’s role as much as its adoption and usage practices. However, studies examining media non-use have generally overlooked mobile phone resisters—individuals voluntarily deciding not to own mobile phones. Based on 25 in-depth interviews with mobile phone refusers, this stu...
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Over the past 20 years, the leaders of Israel's ultra-Orthodox (haredi) community carried out an intensive campaign against the diffusion of mobile phones in their enclave society. It included a variety of resistance strategies that escalated in parallel to the consistent increase in mobile phone penetration into the community. If at first the “cel...
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In April 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) published guidelines on sleep, physical activity, and sedentary behavior for preschool children that included recommendations regarding children's screen time. This article discusses the psychological implications of children's screen-time through a step-by-step, critical review of the literature u...
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The purpose of this multi-method study is to explores municipal apps for communication with residents in Israel. We offer a review of the phenomena of dedicated municipal apps, explore the extent of penetration of municipal applications in an Internet-savvy country, analyze the profiles of adopting and non-adopting municipalities, classify the apps...
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The study explores the state of penetration and usage of municipal smartphone applications in Israel – an internet-savvy country. We explore the extent of penetration of the applications, analyse the profiles of adopting and non-adopting municipalities, classify the apps’ common features, and analyse the motivations for developing them, and perceiv...
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The rising of social media has opened new opportunities for forming therapeutic relationships with youth at risk who have little faith in institutionalized interventions. The goal of this study is to examine whether and how youth care workers utilize social media communications for reaching out to detached adolescents and providing them emotional s...
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To the Editor On January 16, 2020, a CNN article announced neurobiologic evidence pointing to “the potential benefits of reading and the potential detriments of screen time on a preschool child’s brain development.”¹ This article relied on 2 scientific articles by Hutton et al, which were published within weeks of each other, one in JAMA Pediatrics...
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This literature review gives a glimpse into the emerging developmental stage of 'digital adolescence' and draws an integrative, multi-layered picture of the effects of smartphones and social networking technologies (SNTs) on adolescents’ well-being. On the positive side, adolescents can use the new technologies to gather social capital, maintain co...
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To the Editor On January 28, 2019, the Madigan et al study was published in which they “support the directional association between screen time and child development.”¹ The article received considerable public attention, but its conclusion is problematic. First, all between-person associations were not significant, and the within-person cross-lagge...
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In this commentary, we raise seven methodological concerns regarding Twenge, Joiner, Rogers, and Martin (2018), among which are inaccurate research measurements, negligible correlations between the main variables, insufficient and inadequate statistical analyses, and problematic interpretation of the results. In fact, the negligible associations be...
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This study explores the Jewish ultra-Orthodox “kosher cellphone,” a device that can be used only for voice calls. It asks why the leadership of this highly textual community didn’t stop at blocking Internet use over the kosher cellphone and went on to block texting messages as well. Using both interviews with ultra-Orthodox anti-cellphone-activists...
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תקופת הטירונות מהווה ביטוי קיצוני לאופיו של הצבא כ"מוסד כוללני". במהלכה, מצוי החייל בסביבה סטרילית ומבודדת, המנותקת מחיי היומיום ומהמעגלים המשפחתיים והחברתיים באזרחות, במטרה לאפשר את תהליך החִברות הצבאי של הפרט. ניידותו של הטלפון הסלולרי, ממדיו הקטנים והזמינות הגבוהה שהוא מאפשר, מאתגרים את יכולתו של הצבא ליצור את הניתוק הנדרש. באמצעות ראיונות עומק...
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It is sometimes thought that public shaming is a new phenomenon, only emerging with the advent of the Internet and, in particular, with the rapid growth of social media. Yet, from a historical and religious viewpoint public shaming can be seen as a modern version of legal penal practices that were common in the Middle Ages and occasionally resorted...
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At the beginning of 2005 the leaders of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox (“Haredim”) community launched a massive campaign to force the replacement of commercial mobile phones with “kosher cell phones,” which can be used to make and receive calls, but have no other capabilities. Much of the campaign was conducted in intra-sectoral newspapers, but the press...
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The cellular phone’s unique characteristics—its mobility, its portability, and the constant availability that it enables—challenge the feasibility of solitary spaces in individuals’ lives. These spaces—for example, cultural “timeouts,” leisure, and backpacking travel—necessitate a certain degree of cutting oneself off from one’s daily routine, whic...
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Aim/Purpose In this paper, we analyze the phenomenon of "classroom WhatsApp groups", in which a teacher and students from a particular classroom interact with one another, while specifically focusing on the student perspective of these interactions. Background The instant messaging application WhatsApp enables quick, interactive multimedia commu...
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We examine how teacher-student communication through social network technologies may support student resilience during an ongoing war (i.e., the 2014 Israel-Gaza war). Based on student responses from open-ended surveys (N = 68), five content categories of emotional support were identified: caring, reassuring, emotion sharing, belonging, and distrac...
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This paper deals with the cellphone’s role in the Second Lebanon War. Via in-depth interviews (N=20) with officers and combat soldiers, the study shows how soldiers’ cellular devices served a range of objectives: military, personal documentary, communication with home and family, and updating the home front and other battle sectors. On the military...
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The social networks – and social media in general – have revolutionized the digital sphere by enabling interactive, egalitarian, and sometimes intimate communication that challenges social structures, cultural boundaries, and institutional hierarchies. Findings from all over the world indicate that most of the users who have adopted these channels...
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Smartphone applications for communication between municipalities and residents become common, but the academic literature covering them is lacking. In this exploratory, multi-method study, we offer a review of the phenomena of dedicated municipal apps, explore the extent of penetration of municipal applications in an Internet-savvy country, analyze...
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The social networks – and social media in general – have revolutionized the digital sphere by enabling interactive, egalitarian, and sometimes intimate communication that challenges social structures, cultural boundaries, and institutional hierarchies. Findings from all over the world indicate that most of the users who have adopted these channels...
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Media technologies, such as telephones, often challenge stammers. Other media, especially applications such as SMS and social networks, enable stammers to express themselves fluently. This study looks into the multifaceted meanings of the encounter between stammers and new media, focusing on applications which enable speech through writing, and a S...
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Recent studies have seen religious observance as inherently related to available communication technologies. This study follows this thrust but complements the focus on religious praxis with a look at media theology—the ideological dimension of the religion and media nexus. It traces three distinct facets of media theology: the way religious sensib...
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Exposure to war is associated with psychological disturbances, but ongoing communication between adolescents and teachers may contribute to adolescents' resilience. This study examined the extent and nature of teacher-student communication on Social Network Sites (SNS) during the 2014 Israel-Gaza war. Israeli adolescents (N = 208, 13-18 yrs) comple...
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We report on a multi-method study that seeks to explore if, how and why secondary teachers use Facebook (FB) to interact with their students. Issues of privacy, authority, and even abuse have fueled socio-political debates on the desirability of teacher–student FB contact, leading some authorities to curtail or even prohibit such contact. Proponent...
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At the beginning of 2005 the leaders of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox (“Haredim”) community launched a massive campaign to force the replacement of commercial mobile phones with “kosher cell phones,” which can be used to make and receive calls, but have no other capabilities. Much of the campaign was conducted in intra-sectoral newspapers, but the press...
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The paper focuses on graffiti which was created by The Gaza Strip settlers during the Israeli withdrawal (August 2005), while being fully aware of the predetermined demolition of the houses by the Israeli army. The graffiti served two functions: One, concrete and short-termed, was meant for the eyes of the soldiers and the media, and was constructe...
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In this study the authors investigate the ways in which a television interview with a Palestinian female terrorist was received by Jewish-Israeli youth with hawkish political views, focusing on their emotional reactions. The ethical implications of the interpretive acts performed by viewers are discussed. The authors' analysis of viewers' responses...

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In this project we map the ways in which ubiquitous Social Network Site (SNS) technologies are adopted for school-related purposes, by both teachers and students