Research + News | Topic: Technology

Mom Genes: Looking At The Media DNA Of Working And Stay-At-Home-Mothers

Stay-at-home mothers are using technology at a rapid pace. Read the research here.

I Used To Be A Human Being: How Technology Almost Killed Me

“An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.”

By Andrew Sullivan for NYMag. Read the entire article here.

The Evolution of Technology and What It’s Doing to Us

In this blog post from Tim Elmore, he sparks a conversation on the evolution of technology we’ve seen over the decades—and the changes we may or may not be aware of, that it has caused for mankind. Read the full blog here.

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Call Your Teenager a Tech Addict

Fuller Youth Institute gives us three reasons why calling your teenager a technology/cell phone/social media/gaming addict might not be a good idea. Read the blog post here.

Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance

Common Sense Media polled over 1,200 parents and teens to find out how the saturation of mobile devices in family life is playing out in homes and child-parent relationships. Access the Common Sense Media report here.

How Are All Those Screens Changing Kids’ Behavior?

Given the amount of time kids are spending — six hours a day for tweens and nine for teens – with entertainment media, reflecting on how our human connections are being altered by our technological connections is of utmost importance. Read the article here.

Tech Toys and Child Protection – The Internet of Toys

As connected devices gain traction and enter the world of children’s toys and gadgets, privacy concerns should addressed by manufacturers and parents alike. Read the article here.

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior in a number of ways, but using technical means like parental controls is less common. Read and access the full PewResearchCenter report here.

Luddites, Unite….

What did one techie’s unplugged Christmas look like? Read the article here.

Sixty Years Ago, ‘Childhood’s End’ Author Predicted Media We Have Now

In his novel Childhood’s End,science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke predicted that in the future, entertainment choices would “pour” out of multiple channels and the evolution of motion pictures would lead to virtual-reality technology. The book was published in 1953.

Read the rest of the article here.