Research + News | Topic: FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

FOMO? Teens Can’t Put Down Their Phones

Smartphones are likely the first big-ticket item they got. 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.

Teens Who Say No To Social Media

Some teenagers are opting out of the relentless pursuit of ‘likes’ on Facebook and Instagram—and they don’t feel like they’re missing out. Read the article here.

I Traded My iPhone For A Flip Phone And I’ve Never Been Happier

A teenage tells the tale of using a flip phone after breaking their iPhone. Read the story here.

Majority of Vacationers Unable to Unplug

Despite good intentions, 55% of travelers who intend to unplug from their digital devices on vacation are unable to do so. Read the article here.

Got FOMO? Practical Tips for Easing Kids’ Social Media Anxiety

Fear of missing out can make social media-using teens feel stressed. Common Sense Media shares how you can help. Read the article here.

FOMO Linked to Stress In Teens

More and more evidence continues to emerge linking social media to stress, depression, and other negative outcomes in teens and adults. Read the article here.