Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

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.

Welcome to Your Preteens! Here’s a Mobile Phone

Three in 10 parents plan to give their children phones when they’re 12 or 13 years old. Read the research here.

Teen Smartphone Depression Risk Exposed as Scientists Highlight Dangers of Late Night Social Media Binges

Late night smartphone social media binges could leave grumpy teenagers vulnerable to crippling depression, experts have claimed. Read the article here.

Tablets and Smartphones May Affect Social and Emotional Development, Scientists Speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation.” Read the article here.

Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren’t As Lonely As You Think

Loneliness may be part of the human condition, but social media don’t seem to be harming teenagers’ social lives. Read more here.

Teen Tracking Apps: Good Parenting or Risky?

In 2014, and with smartphone technology it’s possible to track your children all the time… should we? Read the article here.

Mobile Millennials: Over 85% of Generation Y Owns Smartphones

Nielsen shares some data about U.S. smartphone market share by age. View the data here.

Driver in Fatal 85-MPH Crash was on Facebook

A young North Dakota woman charged with killing an 89-year-old great-grandmother was on Facebook on her phone when crash occurred. Read the story here.

Our Bodies, Our Selfies: On Body Image Online

Christianity Today takes a look at the approval-seeking scrutiny of social media’s selfie-mania. Read the article here.

Plugged-In Over Preppy: Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes

For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable, but a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse. Read the full story here.