Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology
Nov 22, 2017
Germany Bans Kids’ Smartwatches That Can Be Used For Eavesdropping
A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids’ school. Read the article here.
Nov 13, 2017
I Put My Teens On A Digital Detox – The Results Shocked Me
I never realized just how damaging our obsession with smartphones and our switched-on lifestyle was, nor how addictive screen time was, until I put my teenagers on an extended digital detox. Read the rest of the article here.
Nov 9, 2017
How New Technology Shapes Each New Generation
Tim Elmore explores the different ways that each generation has been shaped by technology. Read his blog post here.
Nov 6, 2017
Digital Dopamine: When ‘Delightful’ Becomes A Drug
Developers want their software to be addictive, a habit that users can’t break, that connects at a level that transcends thought. Read the article here.
Oct 24, 2017
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.
Oct 24, 2017
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.
Oct 20, 2017
Addicted To Tech
Technology is addictive, and it’s addictive by design. Read the article here.
Oct 13, 2017
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.
Aug 2, 2017
Turns Out, Activity Trackers Discourage Teenagers From Exercise
Wearable activity trackers such as FitBit could be doing more harm than good in encouraging young teenagers to exercise, a study suggests. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2017
Teenage Tantrums As Kids Demand Mum And Dad Pick Up The Bill For Their Digital Lives
Despite two thirds of kids owning a smartphone (67% of those aged 8-15), fewer than one in 10 (9%) pay their own phone bill – according to findings from the latest Halifax Pocket Money Survey. Read the press release here.