Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology

The 21% Of American Teens Without Reliable Broadband Are Being Left Behind

The president and CEO of the National 4-H Council explains why it’s vital that we ensure all adolescents have access to high-speed internet. Read the article here.

Dating And Relationships In The Digital Age

From distractions to jealousy, how Americans navigate cellphones and social media in their romantic relationships. Read the article and research here.

Parents Struggle To Find Work/Life Balance, Turning To Digital To Keep Kids Busy

Roughly a third of US parents said working from home while taking care of kids has been one of the biggest challenges they’ve had to face during the pandemic, according to May 2020 data from LendingTree. Read the data here.

In The U.S., People Are Switching To Digital For Live Sports Viewing

Sports are on hold in the US due to the coronavirus pandemic, but digital live sports viewership will still rise more than 14% this year thanks to continued organic growth and accelerated cord-cutting. Read the article here.

Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society. We Are Not Prepared.

Deepfake technology enables anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to create realistic-looking photos and videos of people saying and doing things that they did not actually say or do. Read the article here.

Screen Time And The Brain: Expert Advice On Electronic Addiction And Teaching Kids Healthy Tech Habits

Protect Young Minds interviews Dr. Christy Kane to talk about how electronic impact the neurotransmitters in the brain and how to mitigate developing an addiction to electronics. Watch or read the interview here.

Binge Nation: Average American Streams 8 Hours Of Content Per Day During Coronavirus Outbreak

A new survey of 2,000 U.S. residents finds the average American is currently streaming eight hours of content per day and finishing three TV series per week. Read the article here.

Teen Arrested After ‘Zoom Bombing’ High School Classes

A Connecticut teen accused of a cyber attack known as “Zoom bombing” during a number of online classes was charged Wednesday with computer crimes. Read the article here.

Teens Help Seniors Stay Engaged By Offering Tech Tutoring

Teens teach seniors how to best use technology to reach out to loved ones, which has become increasingly important while they are forced to keep distance because of national COVID-19 concerns. Read the article here.

I Monitor My Teens’ Electronics, And You Should Too

Kids should have no expectation of privacy on devices given to them by their parents. Read the article here.