Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

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.

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.

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.

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.

US Kids and Digital 2018

What Matters and What Doesn’t for These Digital Natives. Read the report from eMarketer here.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

Phones Are Changing The Texture Of Family Life

Many parents think teens are too absorbed by screens. Teens agree. Read the article here.