Research + News | Topic: Smartphones
Nov 23, 2022
This School Took Away Smartphones. The Kids Don’t Mind.
Here’s what happened when a Massachusetts school decided smartphones were splintering its community. Read the article here.
Nov 7, 2022
Innovative Steps To Reclaim A Human Way Of Life For The Next Generation
The normalization of adolescent smart phones has been so effective that years ago parents needed a movement to encourage families to at least wait until 8th grade before giving kids the internet in their pocket. That’s a good start, but read more here.
Oct 26, 2022
Why Teens Are Giving Up Their Smartphones And Joining The ‘Luddite Club’
For the teenage members of the Luddite Club, flip phones have become the norm. Read the article here.
Oct 19, 2022
The Hottest App Right Now? One Where Teens Have to Say Nice Things About Each Other
Gas is topping Apple’s App Store charts despite being limited to a handful of states. Read the article here.
Oct 4, 2022
The Complex World Of Teens And Screens
Harvard researchers Emily Weinstein and Carrie James tell us what teens are really doing while on their phones. Read the article here
Sep 22, 2022
Parents Who Use Their Phones To Relax Are (Usually) Worse Parents, Study Says
Using your phone or computer to unwind when the kids are around is linked to worse parenting outcomes, a new study finds. Read the article here.
Aug 8, 2022
I Didn’t Want It To Be True, But The Medium Really Is The Message
We’ve been told — and taught — that mediums are neutral and content is king. But is that true? Read the article here.
Aug 3, 2022
6 In 10 Parents Text Their Kids When Dinner Is Ready, Instead Of Yelling
Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, but nearly six in 10 (59%) parents say they often text their kids to come downstairs for dinner instead of actually talking to them. Read the full article here.
Jul 27, 2022
“Phoneliness”: A New Term Defining Reality for Generation Z
Tim Elmore of Growing Leaders explores how smartphones may be making Gen Z more lonely than ever. Read the article here.
May 13, 2022
Let Kids Be Kids A Little Longer: Wait Until 8th
The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade. Visit the website here.