Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology
Mar 31, 2021
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.
Mar 26, 2021
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.
Mar 1, 2021
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.
Feb 8, 2021
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.
Jan 13, 2021
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.
Jan 4, 2021
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.
Jan 4, 2021
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.
Dec 16, 2020
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.
Nov 18, 2020
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.
Nov 13, 2020
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.