Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology

One Year Into Pandemic, What Are Kids And Parents Learning About Tech?

Physically being in school with friends and teachers is best, but it seems kids have made big gains in becoming tech savvy. Read the article here.

Teens Organize Free Virtual Tutoring Programs To Aid Kids With Remote Learning Amid Pandemic

Many children have spent more than a year attending school virtually, raising significant concerns about a growing inequality gap. Watch the video here.

An AI Is Training Counselors To Deal With LGBT Teens In Crisis

The Trevor Project, America’s hotline for LGBT youth, is turning to a GPT-2-powered chatbot to help troubled teenagers. Read the article here.

How Smartphones Can Help You Become Trans

Plume is a new medical service that allows people to go online and get whatever they want… including gender reassignment hormones and medical letters of support for reassignment surgery… all without actually seeing a doctor. Read the article here.

Teens And Screens: Limits Are Even More Critical During Remote School

Experts have long urged limits on screen time for children, but a new study says it is even more critical during pandemic remote learning. Read the article here.

The Effects Of Technology On Teens

In a world of remote-learning, Zoom calls, and streaming, do the benefits out weigh the risks? Read the article here.

Experts Say This Is What Children Need To Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic

USA TODAY spoke with experts in child development on how remote school, reduced socialization and increased screen time is affecting kids. Read the article here.

Online 24/7, But Totally Disconnected – New Findings On Teen Isolation During COVID-19

Interviews and diary entries from nearly 50 California teenagers reveal that they’re sleeping and exercising less and spending more time on social media and gaming. Read the article here.

Technology Promises Connection, But Gen Z Sees A Paradox

The U.S. childhood and adolescent experience is mediated by screens, both in and outside the home. In light of this, how should teens and their families respond to the new force shaping their lives? Read the article from Barna here.

Electronic Device Usage Nearly Doubled Among US Kids During The Pandemic

The pandemic has been able to make common what would previously have stood out as extreme amounts of screen time. Read the report here.