Research + News | Topic: Addiction

Obsessed Much? Mobile Addiction Is Real

But people are making efforts to limit their smartphone usage. Read the article here.

I Put My Teens On A Digital Detox – The Results Shocked Me

I never realized just how damaging our obsession with smartphones and our switched-on lifestyle was, nor how addictive screen time was, until I put my teenagers on an extended digital detox. Read the rest of the article here.

The Worrisome Effects Of Teenage Smartphone Addiction

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids. Read the article here.

Devastated Teens Lose Their Streaks After Snapchat Goes Down

Horrified Snapchatters have awoken to a bleak set of circumstances after Snapchat stopped working for users. Read the article here.

Digital Dopamine: When ‘Delightful’ Becomes A Drug

Developers want their software to be addictive, a habit that users can’t break, that connects at a level that transcends thought. Read the article here.

New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids

Now that screen time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules. Read the blog from Common Sense Media here.

Addicted To Tech

Technology is addictive, and it’s addictive by design. Read the article here.

Experts Warn Parents How Snapchat Can Hook In Teens With Streaks

Many games and social media apps are designed to get people “hooked” and keep coming back, Dr. Jodi Gold, the author of “Screen Smart Parenting,” explained to ABC News.

Read the article here.

Former iPod/iPhone Creator: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”

Tony Fadell, one of the minds behind the iPod and the iPhone, mulls design’s unintended consequences. Read the article here.

Late-Night Screen Time Puts Teens’ Sleep And Mental Health At Risk

Summer could be a good time to encourage teenagers to put down their phones and enjoy the outdoors. View the article here.