Research + News | Topic: Smartphones
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.
May 12, 2022
Should Kids Have Smartphones? Debate Grows On Mental Health Impact
Many kids have a smartphone by age 12, and some even younger. Read the article here.
Mar 2, 2022
6 In 10 ‘Couldn’t Cope’ Without Smartphone For A Day
1 in 8 suffer anxiety from low battery. Read the article here.
Feb 22, 2022
Smartphones Make Teenagers Lonelier At School Because They Isolate Young People From Their Friends, Study Shows
Proportion of 15 and 16-year-olds feeling alienated has tripled in twenty years. Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2022
Viral Image Of Family Meal At Restaurant Is Mix Of Creativity And Tragedy
An Australian restaurant came up with a solution for keeping kids off their phones, but it unveils a bigger problem. Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2022
Teen Girls’ Sexy TikTok Videos Take A Mental-Health Toll
Girls are often anxious and overwhelmed by the attention they get after posting suggestive videos; therapists say more are suffering emotionally. Read the article here.
Oct 29, 2021
Parents: Your Teens Don’t Need A Smartphone
Here’s a pro-tip from this mother of five: Just say no to smartphones and social media. Read the article here
Sep 10, 2021
The Time For Less Phones In Schools Is Now
Having phones used less during the school day increases connections and decreases distractions. Read more here.
Aug 5, 2021
This Is Our Chance To Pull Teenagers Out Of The Smartphone Trap
For many years now, some experts have been saying that smartphones and social media harm teens while others have dismissed those concerns as just another moral panic, no different from those that accompanied the arrival of video games, television and even comic books. Read the article here.
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.