Research + News | Topic: Addiction

Role Reversal: Children Often Begging Parents To Put Phones Away

Alarming new research reveals that the average parent spends just 24 minutes more per day with their children than they do with their smartphone. Read the article here.

Phone Detox Camps Are Real And Filled With Teenagers

Smartphones are many people’s gateway to entertainment, knowledge and other people strewn across the globe, a means to an end – be it education, connection, self-development. In one part of the world, though, it has become an addiction. Read the article here.

Can You Really Be Addicted To Video Games?

The latest research suggests it’s not far-fetched at all — especially when you consider all the societal and cultural factors that make today’s games so attractive. Read the article here.

The Teenagers So Addicted To Cellphones They’re Going To Detox Centers

More than 98% of South Korean teens used a smartphone in 2018, according to government figures — and many are showing signs of addiction. Read the article here.

Study Reports One In Four Brazilian Teenagers Is Web-Dependent

A Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) survey of more than 2,000 adolescents shows that 25.3 percent are moderately or severely dependent on the Internet. Read the article here.

Teens Social Media Obsession Brings Health Risks, Docs Warn

As children and teens become more absorbed by the lure of posting and reading others’ posts on social media, it becomes critical for adults to step in, set limits and just clarify things, doctors urge. Read the article here.

More Teens In Mexico Feel ‘Addicted’ To Phones Than In Other Countries

But in all countries, “one thing we’ve found in common is the number of parents and teens who say they wake up in the middle of the night and check their phones.” Read the full article here.

Teenagers And Their Phones: ‘I Plan To Spend Five Minutes And It Ends Up An Hour’

Some Irish teens share their highs and lows about smartphone use. Read the article here.

Italy Is Sending Phone-Addicted Teens To Rehab

New legislation is set to crackdown on a phenomenon called “nomophobia,” which means living in fear of losing your mobile and having no internet connection. Read the article here.

At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid?

Technology overuse ranked as the No. 1 fear of parents of teenagers in a national survey last year. Read this story from NPR’s Life Kit series here.