Research + News | Topic: Digital Screen

Too Much Screen Time May Be Stunting Toddlers’ Brains

Toddlers who spend loads of time looking at tablets, smartphones or TVs may be changing their brains, and not for the better. Read the article here.

The Common Sense Census: Media Use By Tweens And Teens, 2019

This large-scale study explores how kids age 8 to 18 in the U.S. use media across an array of activities and devices—including short-form, mobile-friendly platforms like YouTube—to see where they spend their time and what they enjoy most. Download the report from Common Sense Media here.

Teens’ Touchscreen Typing Speeds Put Their Parents Attempts To Shame

According to a new large scale study of more than 37,000 users, there is now a mobile device “typing gap” between today’s 10- to 19-year-olds and their parents’ generation. Read the article here.

Digital Bibles Help Men Read More But Retain Less

Data suggests Christians are unaware of the effect the medium has on the message. Read the article here.

Teens With Low-Self Control, Excessive Screen Time And Questionable Friends More Likely To Hack

Teens with low-self control who excessively use digital devices and have friends who engage in questionable behavior could be more prone to hack. Read the article here.

Study Blames Disturbing Rise In Teens Who Need Glasses On Excessive Screen Time

A new study is warning parents that all that screen time may be behind a stunning rise in children who need prescription glasses. Read the article here.

Less Screen Time, More Sleep, Better-Behaved Kids

Researchers found that 8- to 11-year-olds who got adequate sleep and had limits on “screen time” were less likely than their peers to report problems with impulsive behavior. Read the article here.

Screens Are Changing The Way We Read Scripture

As digital reading habits rewire our brains, how will we process the Bible differently? Read the article here.

Increasing Social Media Use Tied To Rise In Teens’ Depressive Symptoms

Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people — and a new study reveals to what extent screen time and depression may be intertwined. Read the article here.

Parents Hire Coaches To Help Limit Their Kids’ Screen Time

For a fee as high as $200, so-called “screen time consultants” are helping parents figure out how to get their kids off of their devices. View the video from Good Morning America here.