Research + News | Topic: Digital Distraction

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.