Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

I Ditched My Phone, Moved To Nepal, And It Changed My Life

Culture shock can be an instigator of change. Read the blog post here.

‘Pocket’ Offers A Glimpse Into A 15-Year-Old’s iPhone

Imagine you’ve hacked into someone else’s phone and are consuming all his texts, videos, Snapchats, and Instagrams in real time. Now imagine that someone is a 15-year-old boy, and you’re watching his life unfold entirely through the lens of an iPhone. That’s the premise behind Pocket, a captivating new short film starring the former Nickelodeon actor Mace Coronel. Read the article here.

Have Smartphones Really Destroyed A Generation?

Scientists need to ask better questions — and big tech needs to help. Read the article here.

Ban Phones In Schools, Says Minister for School Standards in England

Nick Gibb spoke out ahead of the government publishing new guidance for schools, expected to address internet safety, social media and online gaming. Read the article here.

Study Shows Screen Time Has Little Impact On Mental Health?

Using phones, tablets and laptops is no worse for teenagers’ mental health than eating more potatoes, a new scientific study has claimed. Read the article here.

Twelve Tips For Parenting In The Digital Age

Tony Reinke provides parents with tips on how to steward teens in the digital age. Read the article here.

Teen Girls And Their Moms Get Candid About Phones And Social Media

NPR sat down with teen girls and their mothers to get a snapshot of what it’s like to grow up with smartphones right now. Read the article here.

Depression In Adolescents And Young Adults Is Rising: Are Phones And Social Media To Blame?

Some experts are debating whether the phenomenon of smartphones, tablet computers and social media is responsible for the rising rates of depression among children and young adults. Read the article here.

US Kids and Digital 2018

What Matters and What Doesn’t for These Digital Natives. Read the report from eMarketer here.

Teens And Their Smartphones: Too Much Of A Not-Always-Good Thing?

Many teens regard their cohort’s smartphone usage as an ‘addiction.’ Read the rest of the article here.