Research + News | Topic: Adolescent Development
Mar 12, 2018
Kids Are Having Issues Holding Their Pencils Because Of Technology
It doesn’t just stop at handwriting – fine motor skill challenges could lead to trouble buttoning clothes, tying shoes and more. Read the article here.
Mar 12, 2018
No Simple Answer To Impact Of Smartphone On Teens
New research suggests the impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen. Read the article here.
Feb 2, 2018
Health Experts Urge Facebook To Shut Down Messenger Kids
Child development advocates are calling on Facebook to discontinue its new Messenger Kids app, which is targeted at 6 to 12 year olds. 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.
Dec 4, 2017
Smartphone Addiction = Brain Chemistry Imbalance
Researchers have found young people addicted to smartphones and the internet display an imbalance in their brain chemistry. Read the article here.
Nov 22, 2017
The Heavy Price Parents Pay When iPhones Becomes Babysitters
Tim Elmore discusses technology and the emotional needs of kids. Read his blog post here.
Nov 13, 2017
Sean Parker Unloads On Facebook ‘Exploiting’ Human Psychology
Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gives us a candid look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains. Read the article here.
Nov 8, 2017
The Worrisome Effects Of Teenage Smartphone Addiction
Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids. Read the article here.
Oct 19, 2017
TV/Video Games In Bedroom Can Lead To Child Issues
New research suggests that when a child has a TV or video games in their bedroom, negative consequences may happen. Read the article here.