Research + News | Topic: Unplugging
Feb 10, 2020
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.
Jan 24, 2020
When Social Media Is Too Much, Some Teens Tune Out
While Instagram and the like are key to keeping up with friends, some high-schoolers admit that they often need a break. Read the article here.
Nov 18, 2019
College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives
College students went one week without their smartphones. Read the article here.
Jul 3, 2019
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.
May 16, 2019
Selena Gomez, The 3rd Most Followed Person On Instagram, Just Said Social Media Has Been Terrible For Young People
Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the “terrible” effect that social media has had on her generation, and says she advocates taking breaks from the platforms. Read the article here.
Mar 14, 2019
Will The #trashtag Challenge Really Get ‘Bored Teens’ Offline And Cleaning Up The Planet?
Oftentimes, news stories with the words “teenager” and “challenge” reveal some dangerous thing teens are daring each other to do, all for views online. This is not one of those stories. Read the article here.
Mar 13, 2019
I Ditched My Phone, Moved To Nepal, And It Changed My Life
Culture shock can be an instigator of change. Read the blog post here.
Jan 15, 2019
A Letter To Teens About The Science Of Popularity… And The Best Ways To Use Social Media
An excerpt from the book “Popular: Finding Happinessand Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships.” Read the excerpt here.
Nov 5, 2018
How To Host A Social Media Detox For Your Teen Or Tween
GMA provides a guide to follow if you want to try a social media detox with your own family or community. Read the article here.
Sep 17, 2018
The Average Child Spends Just 7 Hours A Week Outside, But More Than Twice That Playing Video Games Inside
The survey also found that 40 percent of parents have to force their children to leave the house in order to spend time outdoors. Read the article here.