Research + News | Topic: Smartphones
Jul 21, 2021
Teens Around The World Are Lonelier Than A Decade Ago. The Reason May Be Smartphones
Loneliness among adolescents around the globe has skyrocketed since a decade ago — and it may be tied to smartphone use, a new study finds. Read the article here.
Jun 23, 2021
Your Teen’s Smartphone Could Be Key To Unhealthy Weight
New research out of South Korea shows that teens who spend too much time on their smartphones are also more prone to eating habits that increase their odds for obesity. Read the article here.
Jun 9, 2021
Babysitters & Tech: 5 Tips To Keep Kids Safe From Pornography
The minute a babysitter enters your home, you’ve also likely invited in a smartphone. Read the article from Protect Young Minds here.
Jun 8, 2021
Smartphone Use Associated With Unhealthy Eating And Overweight In Teens
Teens who used a smartphone for more than 2 hours per day were significantly more likely to eat more junk food and fewer fruits and vegetables than those spending less time on their phone. Read the article here.
May 21, 2021
Interactive Text Messaging Program May Help Young Adults Stop Vaping
Young adults who used an interactive text messaging program that encouraged them to stop vaping were up to 40% more likely to quit than their peers who did not participate in the program, a new study finds. Read the article here.
Mar 15, 2021
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.
Mar 12, 2021
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.
Mar 10, 2021
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.
Jan 20, 2021
When Cell Phones Come Between Teens And Studying
Where are kids keeping their phones while in the classroom or studying? Read the article here.
Nov 2, 2020
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.