Research + News | Topic: Smartphones
Jan 15, 2019
Study Shows Screen Time Has Little Impact On Mental Health?
Using phones, tablets and laptops is no worse for teenagers’ mental health than eating more potatoes, a new scientific study has claimed. Read the article here.
Jan 4, 2019
Twelve Tips For Parenting In The Digital Age
Tony Reinke provides parents with tips on how to steward teens in the digital age. Read the article here.
Dec 19, 2018
Teen Girls And Their Moms Get Candid About Phones And Social Media
NPR sat down with teen girls and their mothers to get a snapshot of what it’s like to grow up with smartphones right now. Read the article here.
Dec 19, 2018
Depression In Adolescents And Young Adults Is Rising: Are Phones And Social Media To Blame?
Some experts are debating whether the phenomenon of smartphones, tablet computers and social media is responsible for the rising rates of depression among children and young adults. Read the article here.
Dec 17, 2018
US Kids and Digital 2018
What Matters and What Doesn’t for These Digital Natives. Read the report from eMarketer here.
Oct 26, 2018
Teens And Their Smartphones: Too Much Of A Not-Always-Good Thing?
Many teens regard their cohort’s smartphone usage as an ‘addiction.’ Read the rest of the article here.
Oct 5, 2018
‘Pocket Slot Machines’: Smartphone Apps Turn Users Into Addicts, Says Google Study
Research from two Google employees found that the “trigger, action, reward” design of popular apps has conditioned mobile phone owners to the extent that they feel “phantom” cues in which they imagine they have received a message even if the phone has not issued an alert. Read the article here.
Sep 25, 2018
Teens Sleeping Too Much, Or Not Enough? Parents Can Help
Of parents who tell pollsters their teens have trouble sleeping, 23 percent say the kids are waking up at night worried about their social lives. Read the article here.
Sep 24, 2018
Google’s Parental Control Software Family Link Expands To Teens
Google’s parental control software for mobile devices, Family Link, will now help parents of teenagers, too. Read the article here.
Sep 6, 2018
Phones Are Changing The Texture Of Family Life
Many parents think teens are too absorbed by screens. Teens agree. Read the article here.