Research + News | Topic: Addiction

Living With Children: The Realities Of Teens And Smartphones

Here is the short list of “realities” concerning smartphones and teenagers. Read the article here.

‘Nomophobia’: 9 In 10 College Students Battle Fear Of Being Without Smartphone

Researchers conclude that “nomophobia,” or the fear of being out of smartphone contact, is “extremely common” among college students. Read the article here.

Compulsive Internet Use By Teens Linked To Emotional Issues

A new study has found internet addiction in teenagers leads to difficulty regulating emotions. Read the article here.

A New TikTok Clone Hit The Top Of The App Store By Paying Users To Watch Videos

TikTok has a new competitor: Zynn, a nearly button-for-button clone of TikTok that differentiates itself with one key twist — it pays users to sign up, watch videos, and convince others to follow suit. Read the article here.

How Social Media Harms Boys And Girls Differently

For girls, social media may be more harmful than heroin. Read the article here.

Screen Time And The Brain: Expert Advice On Electronic Addiction And Teaching Kids Healthy Tech Habits

Protect Young Minds interviews Dr. Christy Kane to talk about how electronic impact the neurotransmitters in the brain and how to mitigate developing an addiction to electronics. Watch or read the interview here.

Teens Are Addicted To Socializing, Not Screens

Screenagers in the time of coronavirus. Read the article here.

Is Your Teen Addicted To Gaming?

How do you know when all that gaming becomes too much gaming? Read the article here.

What Experts Say May Drive Video Game Addiction In Teens

Are teens decompressing through video games? Read the article here.

Loot Box Purchases And Skin Betting Viewed As ‘Highly Addictive’ By Young Gamers

Loot boxes are mystery items embedded within games that can be purchased for randomised rewards, including “skins” which change the appearance of a character. The skins can then be used to trade on third-party websites for real money. Read the article here.