Research + News | Topic: Digital Technology

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.

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.

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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.

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.