Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

The Secret Lives of Screen-Addicted Teens

Sociologists, advertisers, stock market analysts — everyone wants to know what happens when the generation born glued to screens has to look up and interact with the world. Read the full article here.

Is Your Child Ready for a Phone?

If you’re considering a smartphone for your kid, you’ll need to think through a few things, from who will pay for it to whether she’s responsible enough to use it appropriately. Read the article here.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Get Your Kids a Phone

Make sure they (and you!) are ready for the next step with conversation starters that get everyone on the same page. Common Sense Media offers some suggestions. Read them here.

Milwaukee Teens Live Stream Sex Acts On Facebook

Police in Milwaukee have launched an investigation after three teenagers live streamed themselves having sex, while their classmates watched on their phones at school. Read the article here.

Parents’ Smartphones Harming Children’s Ability to Hold Conversation, Say Teachers

Parents’ immersion in smartphones has left some neglected children starting primary school unable to hold conversations, new research warns. Read the article here.

What To Do If You Find Something Disturbing On Your Teen’s Phone

One expert’s advice on how to help kids navigate the online world safely. Read the article here.

Distraction Is Often A Factor In Teen Drivers’ Rear-End Collisions

In a U.S. study using in-car video recorders, more than three-quarters of rear end collisions involving a teen driver happened when the teen was paying attention to a phone, a passenger or something else other than the road. Read the article here.

What Children Learned From the Shared Family Phone

With landlines fading, children have fewer opportunities to learn phone manners, sharing and other grown-up skills. Read the article here.

Half of Teens Think They’re Addicted to Their Smartphones

Fifty percent of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices, according to the poll, which was conducted for Common Sense Media, a nonprofit focused on helping children, parents, teachers and policymakers negotiate media and technology. Read the article here.

Teenager Accused of Using App to Livestream Her Friend Being Raped

An Ohio teenager has been accused of livestreaming the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend using the social media app Periscope. Read the article here.