Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

93% Of Kids Enjoy Break From Smartphones While Attending Sleep-Away Camp

Adolescents overwhelmingly prefer their digital detox during their time at sleep-away camp. Read the article here.

When Should Kids Get Smartphones? (Survey)

With the power of the Internet at their fingertips, parents have to consider an important question: “When should kids get  smartphones?” Read the survey results here.

Many Teens Sleep With Their Phones, Survey Finds – Just Like Their Parents

Four out of five teenagers with mobile devices keep them in their rooms overnight — and nearly a third of those bring them into their beds while sleeping — according a study Wednesday that offered new evidence that mobile devices undermine the rest necessary for peak health. Read the article here.

The Rise Of Teen Burner Phones And What To Do About Them

Time Elmore takes a look at the issue of teens using burner phones. Read his blog post here.

Teens Smuggle Burner Phones To Defy Parents

One South Carolina family confiscated multiple phones their daughter had gotten from school friends or elsewhere. Read the article here.

Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram Transform How Today’s Teens Bully Each Other

Today’s cyberbullies no longer rely on chat-based venues, such as texting or instant messages. Instead, social media platforms, sometimes used anonymously, are employed to strengthen mob mentalities and the shame of victims. Read the article here.

Madonna Says Giving Her Children Mobile Phones ‘Ended Their Relationship’

The singer says her children’s lives became dominated by the technology. Read the article here.

For Teens In The U.S., Smartphones Are The Modern Security Blanket

While other generations got their start in life before the internet or smartphones, today’s teens have been online since they could walk and talk. They are the first generation of teenagers to experience the world through their smartphones. Read the insights from Viacom here.

Teens Don’t Seem To Grow Out Of Problematic Cell Phone Use

Some teenagers develop a craving to use a cell phone during inappropriate times, and new research suggests it is not something that is likely to change as they become young adults. Read the article here.

How Parents Feel About – And Manage – Their Teens’ Online Behavior And Screen Time

Smartphones and social media are now an almost universal feature of teenage life in the United States. More than nine-in-ten U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 say they have access to a smartphone or use social media, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey. Read the research here.