Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

Meet YouNow, the Live-Casting App that Teens Love and Parents Fear

“Live-casting” app YouNow is the personal broadcasting service app that threatens to displace Snapchat as the app most likely to keep parents awake at night. Read the article here.

Some Parents Say “No” to Phones for Teens

If it seems like every teenager you see has a smartphone glued to their hand, it’s not your imagination. Read the story here.

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

A majority of teens report access to a computer, game console, smartphone and a tablet. Read the full research report (and download the full .pdf version) from Pew Research Center here.

6 Facts About Americans and Their Smartphones

A new Pew Research Center report analyzes smartphone ownership and the attitudes and behaviors of smartphone owners. Read 6 key findings from the report here.

U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015

Brand new research from the Pew Research Center regarding smartphone use and ownership. Read the report here.

The App Addicted Teen [Infographic]

Youth Specialties offers us a look at The Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen in the helpful form of an infographic. View it 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.

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.