Research + News | Topic: Digital Screen

Digital Media Is ‘Like Cocaine’ For Babies’ Developing Brains

Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.” Read the article here.

Too Much Screen Time Is Affecting The Well-Being Of Children And Teens, Says Study

A new study advises limits on screen time for children and teenagers to help boost their well-being. Read the article here.

Millennial Parents: TV Becomes The ‘Good Screen’

As millennials become parents, the family dynamic is completely shifting again. Read the article here.

Can Too Much Screen Time Dumb Down Your Kid?

If you’re worried that too much “screen time” could be sapping your child’s intelligence, new research suggests you might be right. Read the article here.

Teens Sleeping Too Much, Or Not Enough? Parents Can Help

Of parents who tell pollsters their teens have trouble sleeping, 23 percent say the kids are waking up at night worried about their social lives. Read the article here.

More Than Half Of Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Blame Electronics

Fifty-six percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe the use of electronics is hurting their child’s shut-eye. Read the article here.

How Big A Problem Is Teens’ Screen Usage?

In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” eMarketer’s Mark Dolliver discusses how teens indulge in too much screen time, and the extent to which they and their parents see this excessive usage as a problem. Listen to the podcast 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.

The TV Set Reigns Supreme At The Top Of The ‘Hierarchy Of Screens’

When asked which screen was their favorite, 70% of 6- to 44-year-olds across 14 countries chose the TV set – followed by laptop/desktop computers (22%), tablets (4%) and smartphones (4%). Read the article here.