Research + News | Topic: Digital Distraction
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.
Feb 3, 2020
Average Parent Spends Just 5 Hours Face-To-Face With Their Kids Per Week
44% said their familial disconnect is a result of their kids logging inordinate amounts of time on their phones during traditional “family time” in the evening. Read the article here.
Oct 1, 2019
Young People Struggle To Relax Because Of Smartphone Attachment, Survey Claims
Six in 10 say they never switch off because they are constantly checking their mobile. Read the 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.
May 28, 2019
The Call To Self-Discipline In A Media-Saturated Age
Our society is addicted to spectacle. How do we keep our eyes are fixed on Christ? Read a review of a new book from Tony Reinke, titled Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age, by clicking here.
May 8, 2019
Selfies: A Different Take On Reality
Sometimes just have to put the phone down and admire the view across the harbor. 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.
Apr 23, 2019
Driving While Distracted
Distracted driving is already enough of a hazard—thousands are killed each year in accidents where a driver is messing with a phone, texting or reading a text, talking, whatever. Read the full article here.
Aug 27, 2018
Teens’ Screen Addiction Might Be Contagious, And Parents Are Patient Zero
Kids aren’t the only ones struggling to self-regulate their screen time. Read the article here.
Aug 24, 2018
How Teens And Parents Navigate Screen Time And Device Distractions
54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s screen time. But parents face their own challenges of device-related distraction. Read the research from the Pew Research Center here.