Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

Project Digs Deeper Into Teenage Smartphone Use

Researchers want to examine how adolescents and others use their phones to nearly the second; ‘The phone really is this mirror.’ Read the article here.

How Schools Are Using Kids’ Phones To Track And Surveil Them

A technology used in a number of prisons is tracking students now too. Read the article here.

New Report Links Smartphones And Social Media To Stress Among Teens

A new report released Monday suggests that increasing smartphone and social media use could be contributing to mental health issues among teens, including depression, anxiety, stress and poor self-esteem. View the video here.

We Gave Teenagers Smartphones. Did We Rob Them Of An Inner Life?

Teens, more than anyone, need time spent in solitude, where emotions are processed and the brain powers down. Read the article here.

Average Parent Spends Just 5 Hours Face-To-Face With Their Kids Per Week

44% said their familial disconnect is a result of their kids logging inordinate amounts of time on their phones during traditional “family time” in the evening. Read the article here.

Our Daughter’s Nightly Struggle

Navigating this technology thing is not fun, for parents or our teens, but fighting the battle is worth it. Read the article here.

I Monitor My Teens’ Electronics, And You Should Too

Kids should have no expectation of privacy on devices given to them by their parents. Read the article here.

Teens Are Swapping AirPods And Using Google Translate To Secretly Talk To Each Other In School

One TikTok user demonstrated how swapping AirPods and using Google Translate is an effective way to communicate secretly. Read the article here.

Communications Time Bomb: Parents’ Smartphone Use Could Be The New Secondhand Smoke

Adults’ digital habits could be hazardous to children’s speech and language development. Read the article here.

Teenagers Glued To Screens Skipping Meals, Sleep And Homework

Teenagers are skipping meals, sleep and doing their homework to spend more time online, according to a new report which asked young people themselves how their time on the internet affected their lives. Read the article here.