Research + News | Topic: Mobile

Cutting Back on Mobile Usage May Improve Your Health

One in two Americans check their cell phone before getting out of bed in the morning, and the average person looks at their phone 134 times during the day.

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US Digital Media Usage: A Snapshot of 2016

A report from eMarketer provides a key to digital media usage trends next year and how they will be different from this year’s patterns.

Download and access the report here.

Many Children Under 5 Are Left to Their Mobile Devices, Survey Finds

A small survey of parents in Philadelphia found that three-quarters of their children had been given tablets, smartphones or iPods of their own by age 4 and had used the devices without supervision. Read the full article here.

5 Things I Tell Parents About Technology And Their Kids (Part 1)

Darrel Girardier writes an article for parents for Youth Specialties to help them navigate new digital realities with their teens.

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The 2015 U.S. Mobile App Report

Digital media time in the U.S. has exploded recently – growing nearly 50 percent in the past two years, with more than three-fourths of that growth directly attributable to the mobile app. Access the latest report from comScore here.

Parents Voice Concerns Around Kids’ Mobile Time

Fathers tend to allow more their children more mobile time than mothers. Read the rest of the report here.

Mobile Addicts Multiply Across the Globe

A new report showed that the US population is perpetually plugged-in with 71% of those surveyed disclosing they actually sleep with their smartphones. But smartphone addiction isn’t limited to the United States, it’s a growing global phenomenon. Read the insights here.

Mobile TV Preferences Register Uptick, TV Set Preferences Drop For Teens

Big TV screens are still the dominating preference for overall viewers over other devices but increasingly far less so for young viewers. Read the article here.

Here’s How Half a Million U.S. Teens are Texting Without a Data Plan

Jott, a new mobile messaging app that allows users to text with a data plan is been gaining steam among teens. Read more about it here.

Do Millennials Ever Put Down Their Mobiles?

Millennials spend more time than older consumers with almost all mobile communication activities. Read the report here.