Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

6 Messaging Apps That Let Teens Share (Iffy) Secrets

Capturing and posting casual moments seems consequence-free. But, of course, it’s not. Read the full story here.

World’s 100 ‘Selfiest Cities’ Ranked

Time magazine has published a list of the top 100 selfiest cities in the world. See the full list here.

More Than Half of Millennials Have Shared a “Selfie”

Pew Research Center reports that 55% of Millennials have posted a selfie on a social mediate site. Read the full article here.

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

Handheld devices have dramatically increased the accessibility and usage of technology, even while experts are recommending that kids’ screen time be limited. Read the full story here.

Google Faces Suit Over Kids’ In-App Purchases

Children’s apps continue to face heat over accidental, unintentional, or unauthorized in-app purchases by kids. Read the full story here.

Popular Smartphone Apps Your Teen Doesn’t Want You To Know About

A look at some of the many smartphone apps that teens are using. Read the full article here.

Frequent Cell Phone Use Linked to Anxiety, Lower Grades and Reduced Happiness in Students

Research from Kent State University looks at the relationship between cell phone use, academic performance, anxiety and satisfaction with life in college students. Read the report here.

Teens’ Secret Cyber Slang Revealed

Some of the messages you find on your child’s cell phone might not have you LOL, a video from See the video here.

Mobile Device Ownership Higher Among Parents with Children Under 18

Having children at home means many families are likely to have mobile devices. Read the report here.

Teens Up Usage for Connected TVs, Mobile

Teen use of tablets, smartphones and connected TVs continues to rise. Read the article here.