Research + News | Topic: Multitasking

Our Disappearing Attention Spans

The question that begs to be asked here is, “Is a short attention span a bad thing?” Read the article here.

Multitasking Teens Behind Steering Wheels and Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers. As a matter of fact, the risk of MVAs is higher among 16 to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. Read the article here.

The Unintended Consequences of Multi-Tasking

Tim Elmore takes a look at multi-tasking, what it does to us, and challenges us to mono-task. Read his blog post here.

Kids Who Text and Watch TV Simultaneously Likely To Underperform At School

The more time teenagers spend splitting their attention between various devices such as their phones, video games or TV, the lower their test scores in math and English tend to be. Read the article here.

Study Indicates Teens Are Not As Good at Multitasking As Adults

A small team of researchers with University College London has conducted a study using volunteers that yielded results that indicated that teen girls are not as good at multitasking as adult women. Read the article here.

The New Guide to Managing Media for Tweens and Teens

With kids consuming more media than ever before, parents need new rules for how to manage it. Common Sense Media offers some suggestions.

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8 Startling Truths About Multitasking and Productivity

Do you know the adverse affects that multitasking can have? Read about them here.

Teen Researchers Defend Media Multitasking

Some teens doing homework while listening to music and juggling tweets may actually work better that way, according to an intriguing new study performed by two high school seniors. Read the full article here.

How Tech is Draining You – And How to Fix It

Using technology in the right way makes a huge difference. Read the article and view the video from USA Today here.

Millennials Consume Content Every Waking Hour (And Then Some)

Millennials are giving new meaning to the “always-on” consumer because they are on even when they are supposed to be off. Read the full article here.