Research + News | Topic: Addiction
Aug 17, 2018
The Love-Hate Relationship Between Teens And Their Smartphones
It seems like teenagers would appreciate taking a break from their smartphones, if only they knew how. Read the article here.
Aug 13, 2018
Over Half Of Millennials Say They Waste Too Much Time On Smartphones
According to new data from YouGov Omnibus, more than a third of Americans say they couldn’t go more than a few hours without their smartphones. Read the article here.
Jul 26, 2018
One In 10 Millennials Would Rather Lose A Finger Than Give Up Their Smartphone
Many also would give up other things as well, including one of their five senses. Read the full article here.
Jul 16, 2018
Taking Away The Phones Won’t Solve Our Teenagers’ Problems
If smartphones aren’t a direct cause of teenagers’ mental health struggles, their use might instead be a crucial way in which these struggles are expressed. This calls for a different set of solutions. Read the article here.
May 24, 2018
I Wish My Mom’s Phone Wasn’t Invented, 2nd Grader Writes In School Project
Elementary school teacher Jen Beason said four of her students told her they wished phones were never invented after giving the class a writing prompt. Read the article here.
Apr 3, 2018
You Know Who’s Really Addicted To Their Phones? The Olds
The data suggests that the ones most hooked on their devices are those graying Gen Xers. Read the article here.
Mar 2, 2018
The Purge: New Apps Help The Tech Addicted With Digital Detox
With Millennials checking their phones an estimated 150 times a day—at least six times an hour discounting sleep—it isn’t surprising that they sometimes feel the need to detox from all of this connection. Read the article here.
Feb 13, 2018
This Simple Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now Used In Over 600 U.S. Schools
Graham Dugoni, 31, started Yondr to remind people what it’s like to live phone-free. Read the article here.
Feb 12, 2018
How Brands Can Combat Teen Smartphone Addiction
Youth-oriented brands have led the way in developing innovative mobile campaigns targeting teens, and utilizing social media to keep them continually engaged. And now these same brands need to lead in addressing the negative effects among teens, including disconnecting from family, friends and the “real world” around them. Read the full article here.
Jan 16, 2018
The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsession
The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products like Snapchat, Instagram, and Netflix is recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked. Read the article here.