Research + News | Topic: Unplugging
May 12, 2022
‘Herping’ On TikTok Makes Georgia Teens Famous
Two Augusta teens are making headlines by doing something kids used to do all the time: going outside. Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2022
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.
Jan 28, 2021
Facebook And Twitter Bumming You Out? Doomscrolling Leads Users To Social Media Detox. Here’s How You Can, Too.
Doomscrolling, or doomsurfing, refers to the tendency to continue to scroll through bad news despite the content being saddening, disheartening or depressing. Read the article here.
Sep 11, 2020
Now Is The Time To Bring Back Away Messages
Life is totally online — we need ways to politely disconnect. Read the article here.
Aug 20, 2020
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.
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.