Research + News | Topic: Digital Distraction
May 26, 2017
Schools Try Blocking Social Media
Some school districts are trying to block smartphone access to major social platforms while students are on school grounds. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2017
Parents, Your Phone Use Is Annoying Your Teens
More than a third of children have asked their parents to get off the Internet, saying it disrupts family life, according to a survey.
Read the article here.
Apr 11, 2017
The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting
Your phone can seem to call to you in an especially seductive way when you are a parent on playground duty. Read the article here.
Apr 5, 2017
Child Technology Test: Are Your Children Too Connected?
This simple 12 question Child Technology Test, from the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, will help you determine if your child is suffering from Digital Distraction.
View and take the test here.
Mar 20, 2017
Parents: Get Off Your Phone
Suggestions from Tim Elmore and his Growing Leaders blog. Read the blog post here.
Mar 15, 2017
Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?
A researcher for the National Institute on Drug Abuse is beginning to looking into a connection between that decline in drug use and teens’ use of smart phones, iPads and other electronic devices
Feb 13, 2017
AAA Study Identifies Top 3 Deadly Teenage Driving Mistakes
A new study outlines dangerous driving mistakes teenagers make and how to prevent them. Read the article here.
Feb 3, 2017
When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall
Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home. Read the article here.
Feb 3, 2017
Screens and Small Groups
God works through small groups.
At least that’s what we hope, don’t we?
There’s a joy that comes with seeing students come together to dig into God’s word and each other’s lives. When small groups function to leave students changed in ways that lead them deeper into the way and will of their Heavenly Father and more connected to supportive Christian community, well. . . that’s what youth ministry is all about, isn’t it? Read the full article here.
Oct 21, 2016
Researchers Have Measured The Cost Of Using A Smartphone Around Your Kids
Before we had smartphones and iPads, parents ignored their children by getting lost in a newspaper story or keeping one eye on the television. Now parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, according to new research, and the consequences are worse.
Read the full article here.