Research + News | Topic: Adolescent Development
Sep 16, 2020
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.
Aug 6, 2020
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.
Aug 6, 2020
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.
Jul 24, 2020
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.
Jul 16, 2020
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.
May 15, 2020
How Social Media Harms Boys And Girls Differently
For girls, social media may be more harmful than heroin. Read the article here.
Apr 29, 2020
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.
Apr 10, 2020
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.
Feb 10, 2020
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.
Jan 23, 2020
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.