Research + News | Topic: Smartphones
Feb 13, 2018
This Simple Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now Used In Over 600 U.S. Schools
Graham Dugoni, 31, started Yondr to remind people what it’s like to live phone-free. Read the article here.
Feb 13, 2018
Control Your Phone, Don’t Let It Control You
Common Sense Media provides tips for using your device intentionally and being a great digital role model. Read the article here.
Feb 12, 2018
How Brands Can Combat Teen Smartphone Addiction
Youth-oriented brands have led the way in developing innovative mobile campaigns targeting teens, and utilizing social media to keep them continually engaged. And now these same brands need to lead in addressing the negative effects among teens, including disconnecting from family, friends and the “real world” around them. Read the full article here.
Jan 11, 2018
Most Millennials, GenZers Spend At Least Six Hours A Day On Their Cell Phones
It’s no secret that younger people are glued to their screens for much of the day. Read the article here.
Jan 10, 2018
A&E ‘Undercover High’ Reveals How Cell Phones Destroy Education
What is it about the cell phone addiction that makes kids push back so ferociously at the suggestion that they put down their phones in order to pay attention in class (or interact with family members at dinner)? Read the article here.
Jan 8, 2018
2 Apple Investors Call On It To Counter Teens’ iPhone Addiction
The Apple iPhone is far and away the most popular mobile device among teens — too popular, in fact, according to two of the company’s investors who are calling on the company to study its “unintentional negative consequences.” Read the article here.
Jan 2, 2018
Helping Teens Turn Off In A World That’s ‘Always On’: The Links Between Technology And Depression
A new study links anxiety, severe depression, suicide attempts and suicide with the rise in use of smartphones, tablets and other devices. Read the article here.
Dec 14, 2017
Smartphone Addiction Causes Changes In The Teen Brain
Teens may be the most susceptible to smartphone addiction. 73% of US adolescents have a smartphone or can gain access to one. Of them, 96% go on the internet daily, a Pew Research Center poll found. Should parents limit exposure? Read the rest of the article here.
Dec 13, 2017
When Kids Get Their First Cell Phones Around The World
About 45% of US children ages 10 to 12 have a smartphone with a service plan. Outside the US and Europe, children tend to get their first mobile phones when they are older. Read the article here.
Dec 5, 2017
Does ‘Smartphone Addiction’ Show Up In Teens’ Brains?
Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests. Read the article here.