Research + News | Topic: Unplugging

I Put My Teens On A Digital Detox – The Results Shocked Me

I never realized just how damaging our obsession with smartphones and our switched-on lifestyle was, nor how addictive screen time was, until I put my teenagers on an extended digital detox. Read the rest of the article here.

Children Tell Parents To Disconnect, Ditch Phones At Dinner

Almost half (42%) of parents don’t remember the last time their family had a device-free meal. Read the article here.

Can You Please Talk, Not Text? Parenting The Instagram Generation

Can kids be encouraged to let go of the virtual world – occasionally – and engage in the real one? Read the article here.

Most Teens Take Breaks From Social Media

A new survey found that more than half (58%) of U.S. teens have taken a break from social media, with two-thirds of these or roughly 38% of the total doing so voluntarily. Read the article here.

3 Places Families Should Make Phone-Free

Take back family time and set an example for your kids by creating tech-free zones in the most important areas of your life. Read the article here.

What Happened When 9 Teens Gave Up Their Cellphones For A Week

Within days, there were significant changes. The students were doing their chores and finishing their homework. Read the article and view the video here.

I Used To Be A Human Being: How Technology Almost Killed Me

“An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.”

By Andrew Sullivan for NYMag. Read the entire article here.

Teens Who Say No To Social Media

Some teenagers are opting out of the relentless pursuit of ‘likes’ on Facebook and Instagram—and they don’t feel like they’re missing out. Read the article here.

I Traded My iPhone For A Flip Phone And I’ve Never Been Happier

A teenage tells the tale of using a flip phone after breaking their iPhone. Read the story here.

The Anti-Cellphone Tech Used by Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., and Guns N’ Roses

A company called Graham Dugoni has created a small case that locks phones away, preventing audience members from taking pictures and videos at concerts and performances. Read the article here.