Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives

College students went one week without their smartphones. Read the article here.

What Are Teens Doing When They’re On Their Phones? We Asked Them

Teens spend, on average, more than seven hours a day using screens and 60 percent of teens themselves say spending too much time online is a “major” problem. Read the article here.

The Common Sense Census: Media Use By Tweens And Teens, 2019

This large-scale study explores how kids age 8 to 18 in the U.S. use media across an array of activities and devices—including short-form, mobile-friendly platforms like YouTube—to see where they spend their time and what they enjoy most. Download the report from Common Sense Media here.

More LOLs, Fewer Zzzs: Teens May Be Losing Sleep Over Social Media

Heavier users of social media get to bed later and get poorer quality sleep. Read the article here.

Role Reversal: Children Often Begging Parents To Put Phones Away

Alarming new research reveals that the average parent spends just 24 minutes more per day with their children than they do with their smartphone. Read the article here.

Phone Detox Camps Are Real And Filled With Teenagers

Smartphones are many people’s gateway to entertainment, knowledge and other people strewn across the globe, a means to an end – be it education, connection, self-development. In one part of the world, though, it has become an addiction. Read the article here.

The Teenagers So Addicted To Cellphones They’re Going To Detox Centers

More than 98% of South Korean teens used a smartphone in 2018, according to government figures — and many are showing signs of addiction. Read the article here.

Teens Keep Outsmarting Apple’s Features For Limiting Screen Time, And Parents Are Starting To Get Frustrated

Teens keep discovering ways to get around Apple’s Screen Time parental control feature. Read the article here.

More Teens In Mexico Feel ‘Addicted’ To Phones Than In Other Countries

But in all countries, “one thing we’ve found in common is the number of parents and teens who say they wake up in the middle of the night and check their phones.” Read the full article here.

I Won’t Buy My Teenagers Smartphones

Denying a teen a smartphone in 2019 is a tough decision, and one that requires an organized and impenetrable defense. Read the article here.