Research + News | Topic: Adolescent Development

Using Screens In The Dark Can Hinder Preteens’ Sleep

Preteens who look at a phone or television screen in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lighted room or do not use them at all before bedtime, according to a new study by U.K. and Swiss researchers. Read the article here.

Press Play: Attitude And Behavior Of Kids Toward Technology

There’s no escaping technology. Kids of today’s generation are raised around and with smart devices. View an infographic about the topic here.

Screen Time Inhibits Toddler Development, Study Finds

A study has found that kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests. Read the article here.

Social Media Use And Adolescent Mental Health: Findings From The UK Millennium Cohort Study

This paper i) assesses whether social media use is associated with adolescents’ depressive symptoms, and ii) investigates multiple potential explanatory pathways via online harassment, sleep, self-esteem and body image. Read the research here.

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? New Research Shows Just How Bad Screens Can Be For Kids’ Brains

The physical formation of kids’ brains is being altered by smartphone, tablet and video game use, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. Read the article here.

Groundbreaking Study Examines Effects Of Screen Time On Kids

60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent brain development. Read the article and view the video here.

Digital Media Is ‘Like Cocaine’ For Babies’ Developing Brains

Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.” Read the article here.

Too Much Screen Time Is Affecting The Well-Being Of Children And Teens, Says Study

A new study advises limits on screen time for children and teenagers to help boost their well-being. Read the article here.

5 Ways Kids’ Brains Are Super Susceptible To Porn

The brain’s natural safeguards are under construction during childhood and adolescence, and this has implications for the impact of pornography on young people’s brains. Read the article here.

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

A study published Tuesday in JAMA suggests that such frequent use of digital media by adolescents might increase their odds of developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read the article here.