Research + News | Topic: Digital Screen

5 Screen-Time Tips For Children’s Sleep

In a new manuscript on digital media and sleep, researchers recommend removing electronic media from children’s bedrooms and encouraging calming bedtime routines to help kids sleep better. Read the article here.

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.

Removing Digital Devices From The Bedroom Can Improve Sleep For Children, Teens

Removing electronic media from the bedroom and encouraging a calming bedtime routine are among recommendations Penn State researchers outline in a recent manuscript on digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence. Read the article here.

The Common Sense Census: Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight 2017

Combined with the data from the 2011 and 2013 reports, the 2017 Zero to Eight study gives us a clearer view of how young children’s media use has evolved over time and provides a foundation for how we can use technology to support children’s learning, play, and growth. Read the highlights and access the full report from Common Sense Media by clicking here.

Cause For Concern: Dramatic Spike In Kids’ Mobile Use

What is our current obsession with mobile gadgets doing to young children? Read the article here.

The Harmful Prison Your Kids Experience Every Day

Tim Elmore blogs about the benefits of putting technology aside and going outside instead. Read his blog here.

How Our Screens Diminish Our Empathy

Tim Elmore asks the question “What ever happened to empathy?” on his Growing Leaders blog. Read his post here.

In Germany, Amazon Makes A Play For Kids’ Digital Time

FreeTime’s launch on Android could reinforce its digital content dominance. Read the report here.

5 Skills – From Empathy To Manners – That Tech Might Be Eroding (And What To Do About It)

If you’re drowning in devices, but politeness is in short supply, it’s time to get back to basics. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.

The iPad Is A Far Bigger Threat To Our Children Than Anyone Realizes

Ten years ago, psychologist Sue Palmer predicted the toxic effects of social media. Now she sees a worrying new danger. Read the article here.