Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

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.

This Is What Happens When You Take Phones Away From Teenagers

Parents are trying to limit the amount of time their teens spend on their phones, with mixed results. Read the article here.

France Bans Smartphones In Schools

Under new legislation, French students will be prohibited from using smartphones and tablets while at school. Read the article here.

The Love-Hate Relationship Between Teens And Their Smartphones

It seems like teenagers would appreciate taking a break from their smartphones, if only they knew how. Read the article here.

The TV Set Reigns Supreme At The Top Of The ‘Hierarchy Of Screens’

When asked which screen was their favorite, 70% of 6- to 44-year-olds across 14 countries chose the TV set – followed by laptop/desktop computers (22%), tablets (4%) and smartphones (4%). Read the article here.

Over Half Of Millennials Say They Waste Too Much Time On Smartphones

According to new data from YouGov Omnibus, more than a third of Americans say they couldn’t go more than a few hours without their smartphones. Read the article here.

One In 10 Millennials Would Rather Lose A Finger Than Give Up Their Smartphone

Many also would give up other things as well, including one of their five senses. Read the full article here.

Taking Away The Phones Won’t Solve Our Teenagers’ Problems

If smartphones aren’t a direct cause of teenagers’ mental health struggles, their use might instead be a crucial way in which these struggles are expressed. This calls for a different set of solutions. Read the article here.

Are Smartphones Causing More Teen Suicides?

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm. Read the article here.