Research + News | Topic: Addiction
Oct 15, 2019
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.
Oct 7, 2019
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.
Oct 3, 2019
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.
Sep 5, 2019
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.
Jul 24, 2019
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.
Jul 3, 2019
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.
May 15, 2019
Teens Smuggle Burner Phones To Defy Parents
One South Carolina family confiscated multiple phones their daughter had gotten from school friends or elsewhere. Read the article here.
Apr 23, 2019
Teens Don’t Seem To Grow Out Of Problematic Cell Phone Use
Some teenagers develop a craving to use a cell phone during inappropriate times, and new research suggests it is not something that is likely to change as they become young adults. Read the article here.
Mar 28, 2019
Parents Are Losing Their Kids To Video Games
From the Growing Leaders blog:
“A recent article on the Fortnite epidemic found that alarmed doctors are now treating Fortnite-obsessed kids for mental and physical health problems; including everything from “carpal tunnel to sedentary obesity.” Dr. Kate Roberts, a psychologist from Wenham, Massachusetts found that the most disturbing part of the addictive trend is how it changes young kids’ behavior.”
Read the rest of the blog post here.
Mar 13, 2019
I Ditched My Phone, Moved To Nepal, And It Changed My Life
Culture shock can be an instigator of change. Read the blog post here.