moral panic

moral panic

‘Phones Cause Teens to Grow Horns’ Is a Dumb Tech Moral Panic

Some amount of young people may have tiny bones growing from the base of their skulls. But don’t freak out.
Caroline Haskins
6.20.19
chemsex

How Chemsex Helps Queer Men Find Their Place in Big Cities

We speak to gay cultural theorist Jamie Hakim about how chemsex is a response to neoliberalism and the alienation of the modern city.
Matthew Broomfield
3.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dungeons & Dragons Is Now Part of the National Toy Hall of Fame

The National Museum of Play welcomed the beloved tabletop game to join its Hall of Fame, which already includes the swing set, Mr. Potato Head, and the Game Boy.
VICE Staff
11.14.16
NYC

LinkNYC Discovers the Difficulty of Bringing Free Wi-Fi to City Streets

Complaints erupted over people using LinkNYC for extended periods of time, prompting something of a reset for the program.
Linda Huber
9.20.16
Gaming

The World's Most Dangerous Game: Pokémon's Strange History with Moral Panics

For over 20 years, Pokémon has been a scapegoat for crises social, political, and even spiritual.
Lana Polansky
9.4.16
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health

How Mainstream Emo Made Us Talk About Mental Health

Despite moral panic and tabloid witch hunts, mainstream emo threw a mirror up to what has long been overlooked in society: that kids need help, and they should be taken seriously.
Emma Garland
5.18.16
Stuff

Are a Tenth of the UK's 12-Year-Olds Really 'Addicted' to Porn?

A report released this week claimed that a huge number of kids are addicted to pornography. Thing is, porn addiction isn't even a recognized condition.
Frankie Mullin
4.2.15