Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

Young Drivers Talking On Smartphones More Likely To Run Red Lights, Drive Intoxicated

Using a hand-held phone while driving is a major safety hazard at any age. Read the article here.

Almost 40% Of University Students Surveyed Are Addicted To Their Phones

A team of researchers at King’s College London has found that nearly 40% of students surveyed exhibited symptoms of addiction to their smartphone. Read the article here.

Teens And Their Smartphone Addictions

Addictions can develop in response to things other than chemical substances — smartphones, video gaming, certain forms of enabling and so on. Read the article here.

When Cell Phones Come Between Teens And Studying

Where are kids keeping their phones while in the classroom or studying? Read the article here.

The New Milestone Of Adolescence

A driver’s license used to be a milestone of adolescence… has a smartphone replaced it? Read the article here.

Living With Children: The Realities Of Teens And Smartphones

Here is the short list of “realities” concerning smartphones and teenagers. Read the article here.

5 Questions To Ask Before You Get Your Kid A Phone

Make sure they (and you!) are ready for the next step with conversation starters that get everyone on the same page. Read the post from Common Sense Media here.

‘Nomophobia’: 9 In 10 College Students Battle Fear Of Being Without Smartphone

Researchers conclude that “nomophobia,” or the fear of being out of smartphone contact, is “extremely common” among college students. Read the article here.

Smartphones Are Lowering Student’s Grades, Study Finds

Rutgers study found relying on the internet for homework is hurting long-term retention. Read the article here.

Parenting Children In The Age Of Screens

Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies – like social media or smartphones – as a reason. Read the article here.