Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

The Heavy Price Parents Pay When iPhones Becomes Babysitters

Tim Elmore discusses technology and the emotional needs of kids. Read his blog post here.

Adults Want The Galaxy S8, Teens Want The iPhone X

Piper Jaffray’s latest teen survey found that 82% of teens expect their next phone to be an iPhone. Read the article here.

The Worrisome Effects Of Teenage Smartphone Addiction

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids. Read the article here.

Digital Dopamine: When ‘Delightful’ Becomes A Drug

Developers want their software to be addictive, a habit that users can’t break, that connects at a level that transcends thought. Read the article here.

Screen Time Is Changing The Way We Think, Focus, And Memorize

Electronic devices (especially smartphones) are addictive and can easily distract us from the very “tasks” our phones purport to simplify. Read the article here.

Removing Digital Devices From The Bedroom Can Improve Sleep For Children, Teens

Removing electronic media from the bedroom and encouraging a calming bedtime routine are among recommendations Penn State researchers outline in a recent manuscript on digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence. Read the article here.

Social Media Is Fueling A Scary Trend For Teen Anxiety

Experts in teenage mental health say social media is a significant factor in a rising tide of anxiety among teenagers and adolescents. Read the article here.

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.

Fathers Warns Parents About Popular App After His 7-Year-Old Daughter Is Asked To Send Suggestive Photos

When Brad Summer’s 7-year-old daughter, Madison, was asked by a stranger to send nude pictures of herself through a popular music app, he knew he had to warn other parents about the dangers of social media. Read the article here.

These Are The 10 Most Used Smartphone Apps

When it comes to smartphone apps, Facebook and Google dominate. Read the list here.