Research + News | Topic: Smartphones

How Quickly Do Users Reach for Their Smartphones After Waking Up?

Many users commonly check texts or instant messages first thing every day. Read the report here.

A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Pokemon Go’

Pokémon Go continues to chug along as a national phenomenon, but there are still plenty of people who have yet to capture their first Pidgey. Read the article here.

‘Pokemon Go’ Players Fall Off 90-Foot Ocean Bluff

Two men apparently trying to collect “Pokémon Go” virtual characters on their smartphones were rescued after falling off a bluff in Encinitas Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Read the full article here.

‘Pokemon Go’ Takes World By Storm, But Sparks Controversy

“Pokemon Go” has become a phenomenon since its launch last week, although the location-based Nintendo game is sparking controversy. Read the article here.

How to Help Keep Teens Off Their Smartphones

Tech columnist Jennifer Jolly shares tools to help kids shut down those tablets and smartphones. Read the article here.

Teens’ Ownership of Smartphones Has Surged

Penetration expected to approach 75% this year. Read the research here.

Majority of Vacationers Unable to Unplug

Despite good intentions, 55% of travelers who intend to unplug from their digital devices on vacation are unable to do so. Read the article here.

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.