Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology
Aug 2, 2017
Turns Out, Activity Trackers Discourage Teenagers From Exercise
Wearable activity trackers such as FitBit could be doing more harm than good in encouraging young teenagers to exercise, a study suggests. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2017
Teenage Tantrums As Kids Demand Mum And Dad Pick Up The Bill For Their Digital Lives
Despite two thirds of kids owning a smartphone (67% of those aged 8-15), fewer than one in 10 (9%) pay their own phone bill – according to findings from the latest Halifax Pocket Money Survey. Read the press release here.
Jul 17, 2017
Former iPod/iPhone Creator: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”
Tony Fadell, one of the minds behind the iPod and the iPhone, mulls design’s unintended consequences. Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2017
Forming Family Values In A Digital Age
Forces like technology are influencing habits in the home and disrupting traditional norms that have shaped young people for generations. But some things never change—like the parental responsibility for setting and communicating the values of their home and family.
Read this research from Barna and take a look at the book from Andy Crouch The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place here.
May 24, 2017
Resources For Parents Wanting to Break Kids’ Extreme Electronics Usage Habits
How excessive use of technology can impact brain function. Find a list of resources here.
May 9, 2017
6 Tech Habits Changing The American Home
Parents today believe it is harder than ever to raise children. The number-one reason? Technology.
Read this article and research update from Barna here.
Apr 26, 2017
What Is ‘Brain Hacking’? Tech Insiders On Why You Should Care
Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager. Read the article here.
Mar 22, 2017
How Teens And Smartphones Are Killing Teen-Fashion Retailers
In 2015, Forrester Research reported that, despite low incomes due to their youth, Generation Z consumers spent 8.75 percent of their total income online.
Read the article here.
Mar 17, 2017
Google Accounts For Kids: 5 Things To Know About Family Link
Google just lifted the ban on accounts for kids 12 and younger. And with it, a new tool called Family Link is available, which lets parents monitor and control the way their kids use their Android phones and tablets.
Read the article here.
Mar 10, 2017
Online Risks Are Everyday Events For Teens – But They Rarely Tell Their Parents
“According to one study, teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 spend almost 200 minutes a day (3 hours, 20 minutes) online on a mobile device. With that much time spent online, they’re bound to frequently encounter risks or unpleasant experiences, whether intentionally or not. But the more parents freak out about these incidents, the less likely their teens are to tell them about it next time.”
Read the rest of the article from Forbes here.