Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

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.

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.

6 In 10 ‘Couldn’t Cope’ Without Smartphone For A Day

1 in 8 suffer anxiety from low battery. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.