Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology

Kids Not Immune To Lure Of ‘Smart’ Toys

While child privacy issues remain a major obstacle — and rightly so — “smart” toys are poised for serious growth over the next several years. Read the article here.

Amazon Extends Its Lead In Parental Controls

Amazon, which already has some of the most parent-friendly options for its Fire tablets, added some more improvements. Read the article here.

Google Is Equipping More Rural School Buses With Wi-Fi And Chromebooks

Providing students with dependable Wi-Fi before and after school is a boon for those who might lack broadband internet at home, giving them two opportunities daily to complete assignments or study for exams while on the bus. Read the article here.

The Purge: New Apps Help The Tech Addicted With Digital Detox

With Millennials checking their phones an estimated 150 times a day—at least six times an hour discounting sleep—it isn’t surprising that they sometimes feel the need to detox from all of this connection. Read the article here.

Gen Z Engaging With 10 Hours Of Online Content A Day

According to research by Adobe into the UK’s content consumption habits, Generation Z spend a whopping 10.6 hours engaging with online content every single day. Read the article here.

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsession

The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products like Snapchat, Instagram, and Netflix is recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked. Read the article here.

Tips For A Tech-Wise Christmas

Here are some key statistics and helpful tips to make yours a tech-wise home for the holidays. Read the article from Barna here.

Tech At Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids

Kids and their smartphones aren’t easily parted, but if you want your children to get a good night’s sleep and to stay at a healthy weight, limiting bedtime screen time appears key, new research suggests. Read the article here.

Does ‘Smartphone Addiction’ Show Up In Teens’ Brains?

Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests. Read the article here.

Laptops Are Great. But Not During A Lecture Or A Meeting.

Step into any college lecture hall and you are likely to find a sea of students typing away at open, glowing laptops as the professor speaks. Read the article here.