Research + News | Topic: Smartphones
Jun 15, 2016
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.
May 23, 2016
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.
May 20, 2016
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.
May 17, 2016
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.
May 17, 2016
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.
May 9, 2016
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.
May 9, 2016
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.
May 5, 2016
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.
May 4, 2016
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.
May 3, 2016
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.