Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology

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.

Mom Genes: Looking At The Media DNA Of Working And Stay-At-Home-Mothers

Stay-at-home mothers are using technology at a rapid pace. Read the research here.

Mobile Devices in the Bedroom Rob Kids of Sleep, Study Says

Good night, sleep tight, and don’t look into that tablet light.

Dads and moms who are concerned about the quantity and quality of their children’s sleep should keep mobile devices like phones, tablets and laptops out of kids’ bedrooms, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Read the full article here.

Are Virtual Reality Headsets Safe for Kids?

Virtual-reality headsets are likely to be at the top of many kids’ wish lists this holiday season, but with many VR devices coming with age restrictions, is the technology safe for youngsters? Read the article 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.

Millennials Aren’t Very Interested In Traditional Radio Any More

In lieu of radio, younger millennials have turned their ears and their attention to streaming, with many of those polled opting for on-demand options. Read the article here.

The Evolution of Technology and What It’s Doing to Us

In this blog post from Tim Elmore, he sparks a conversation on the evolution of technology we’ve seen over the decades—and the changes we may or may not be aware of, that it has caused for mankind. Read the full blog here.

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Call Your Teenager a Tech Addict

Fuller Youth Institute gives us three reasons why calling your teenager a technology/cell phone/social media/gaming addict might not be a good idea. Read the blog post here.

Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance

Common Sense Media polled over 1,200 parents and teens to find out how the saturation of mobile devices in family life is playing out in homes and child-parent relationships. Access the Common Sense Media report here.

In Canada, Children and Teens Have an Affinity for Digital Tools

More than half of kids ages 11 and younger in Canada use the Internet. Read the report here.