Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

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.

Six Ways Your Phone is Changing You

A blog post on that takes a look at how the iPhone has changed us. Read the full blog here.

Young Teens Who Receive Sexts Are 6 Times More Likely To Report Having Had Sex

A new study from USC takes a look at the relationship between “sexting” and sexual behavior in early adolescence. Read the article here.

Study Finds Most Teens Sext Before They’re 18

A new study reveals that a far greater percentage of teens are sending explicit photos and texts at younger ages than previously thought. Read the full article here.

Millennials Most Digitally Connected Generation

Millennials spend 14.5 hours each week texting, talking and accessing social media on their smartphone, more than any other generation, according to a report from Experian Marketing Services. Read the article here.

Can Smartphones Adversely Affect Cognitive Development in Teens?

With the widespread use of this technology, the question remains whether the use of such phones can lead to long term cognitive effects that impact language development skills, memory capability and maintaining focus on tasks at hand. Read the full article here.

Teenagers Choose Smartphones Over Sex

A recent study shows that 26% of teens “can’t live without their mobile phones.” Read the article here.

Snapchat Admits its Photos Don’t ‘Disappear Forever’

After an agreement with the FTC, Snapchat can no longer claim that photos sent over its service ‘disappear forever.’ Read the full article here.

How to Monitor Apps on Your Child’s Device

How can a part monitor apps their child downloads and uses? Read tips from Covenant Eyes here.

Teenagers ‘More Confident Talking to Each Other via Smartphones than Face-to-Face’

Half of teenagers are more confident expressing themselves over text or social media than a traditional face to face conversation. Read the article here.