Research + News | Topic: Mobile

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.

Millennials Spend More Time with Mobile, Impacts TV Time

New research suggests that millennials are spending more time interacting with mobile technology and it is decreasing the amount of time they spend with traditional television. Read the article here.

Teens’ Secret Cyber Slang Revealed

Some of the messages you find on your child’s cell phone might not have you LOL, a video from See the video here.