Research + News | Topic: Adolescent Development

5 Questions To Ask Before You Get Your Kid A Phone

Make sure they (and you!) are ready for the next step with conversation starters that get everyone on the same page. Read the post from Common Sense Media here.

The Pandemic Is Raising Concerns About How Teens Use Technology. But There’s Still A Lot We Don’t Know.

A new report from Common Sense Media analyzes current research on how social media impacts teens’ mental health. Read the article here.

The Downside To Screen Time This Fall

The proposed solutions for school in the fall, while completely understandable and entirely rational, are going to need to be carefully watched and managed. Read the article here.

Excessive Screen Time For Toddlers Linked To Less Physical Activity, Stunted Development

A recent study says excessive screen time may stunt a child’s growth, especially if they start using devices around age two or three. Read the article here.

How TikTok Turned My Five-Year-Olds Into Proto-Teens

I hoped the app would buy me some much-needed peace in lockdown, instead it was a huge mistake. Read the account 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.

New Research Suggests Parents Should Limit Screen Media For Preschoolers

New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children’s use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Read the article here.

We Gave Teenagers Smartphones. Did We Rob Them Of An Inner Life?

Teens, more than anyone, need time spent in solitude, where emotions are processed and the brain powers down. Read the article here.

Communications Time Bomb: Parents’ Smartphone Use Could Be The New Secondhand Smoke

Adults’ digital habits could be hazardous to children’s speech and language development. Read the article here.