Research + News | Topic: Unplugging

Now Is The Time To Bring Back Away Messages

Life is totally online — we need ways to politely disconnect. Read the article here.

Chromebook Safety 101: 5 Easy Tips For A Better School Year

Millions of kids have been issued devices for school this year whether they’re learning at home, in-person or a combination of the two. Read the article here.

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.

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.

College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives

College students went one week without their smartphones. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.