Research + News | Topic: Addiction
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.
Jan 11, 2018
Most Millennials, GenZers Spend At Least Six Hours A Day On Their Cell Phones
It’s no secret that younger people are glued to their screens for much of the day. Read the article here.
Jan 8, 2018
2 Apple Investors Call On It To Counter Teens’ iPhone Addiction
The Apple iPhone is far and away the most popular mobile device among teens — too popular, in fact, according to two of the company’s investors who are calling on the company to study its “unintentional negative consequences.” Read the article here.
Dec 14, 2017
Smartphone Addiction Causes Changes In The Teen Brain
Teens may be the most susceptible to smartphone addiction. 73% of US adolescents have a smartphone or can gain access to one. Of them, 96% go on the internet daily, a Pew Research Center poll found. Should parents limit exposure? Read the rest of the article here.
Dec 5, 2017
Does ‘Smartphone Addiction’ Show Up In Teens’ Brains?
Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests. Read the article here.