Research + News | Topic: Digital Distraction
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.
Jul 15, 2016
‘Pokemon Go’ Players Fall Off 90-Foot Ocean Bluff
Two men apparently trying to collect “Pokémon Go” virtual characters on their smartphones were rescued after falling off a bluff in Encinitas Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Read the full article here.
Jun 23, 2016
One dad writes about what it was like to spend his Father’s Day unplugged. Read the article here.
May 9, 2016
Distraction Is Often A Factor In Teen Drivers’ Rear-End Collisions
In a U.S. study using in-car video recorders, more than three-quarters of rear end collisions involving a teen driver happened when the teen was paying attention to a phone, a passenger or something else other than the road. Read the article here.
May 4, 2016
Indian Teen Accidentally Kills Himself In Selfie Tragedy
A teenager in India has died after accidentally shooting himself while posing for a selfie with a loaded handgun held to his head, police said Tuesday. Read the article here.