Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Addicted To Tech

Technology is addictive, and it’s addictive by design. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

Former iPod/iPhone Creator: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”

Tony Fadell, one of the minds behind the iPod and the iPhone, mulls design’s unintended consequences. Read the article here.