Research + News | Topic: Smartphones
Sep 5, 2014
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.
Sep 4, 2014
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.
Aug 29, 2014
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.
Jul 24, 2014
Six Ways Your Phone is Changing You
A blog post on desiringGod.org that takes a look at how the iPhone has changed us. Read the full blog here.
Jul 11, 2014
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.
Jul 9, 2014
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.
Jul 7, 2014
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.
May 21, 2014
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.
May 16, 2014
Teenagers Choose Smartphones Over Sex
A recent study shows that 26% of teens “can’t live without their mobile phones.” Read the article here.
May 9, 2014
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.