Research + News | Topic: Digital Distraction
Nov 6, 2017
Digital Dopamine: When ‘Delightful’ Becomes A Drug
Developers want their software to be addictive, a habit that users can’t break, that connects at a level that transcends thought. Read the article here.
Nov 3, 2017
Screen Time Is Changing The Way We Think, Focus, And Memorize
Electronic devices (especially smartphones) are addictive and can easily distract us from the very “tasks” our phones purport to simplify. Read the article here.
Aug 24, 2017
Girl Chatting On FaceTime Struck And Critically Injured By Car
A teenage girl is hospitalized in critical condition after witnesses say she walked in front of a moving car while engaged in a video chat on her mobile phone. Read the article here.
Jun 2, 2017
One Parent Addiction That Produces Regrets
Tim Elmore discusses research showing that students wish their parents would put away their digital devices. Read the blog post here.
May 26, 2017
Schools Try Blocking Social Media
Some school districts are trying to block smartphone access to major social platforms while students are on school grounds. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2017
Parents, Your Phone Use Is Annoying Your Teens
More than a third of children have asked their parents to get off the Internet, saying it disrupts family life, according to a survey.
Read the article here.
Apr 11, 2017
The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting
Your phone can seem to call to you in an especially seductive way when you are a parent on playground duty. Read the article here.
Apr 5, 2017
Child Technology Test: Are Your Children Too Connected?
This simple 12 question Child Technology Test, from the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, will help you determine if your child is suffering from Digital Distraction.
View and take the test here.
Mar 20, 2017
Parents: Get Off Your Phone
Suggestions from Tim Elmore and his Growing Leaders blog. Read the blog post here.
Mar 15, 2017
Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?
A researcher for the National Institute on Drug Abuse is beginning to looking into a connection between that decline in drug use and teens’ use of smart phones, iPads and other electronic devices