It looks like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube want to kill the popularity metrics they invented. Isobel Asher Hamilton. September 3rd 2019 Business Insider.The popularity metrics that define social media may be dead.
Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer. Catherine Price. April 25th, 2019. The New York Times
By raising levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, our phone time may also be threatening our long-term health.
This Teacher's Jaw-Dropping Tally Proves How Distracting Cell Phones Can Be During School. Murphy Maroney. March 12th, 2019. Popsugar.com
Teacher's Experiment on How Toxic Phones Are in School
What I Gave My Kid Instead of a Smartphone. Anastasia Basil. February 21, 2019. Medium.com
After seeing things on social media no parent could unsee, I decided to do something about it.
Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain. Kevin Roose. February 23, 2019. The New York Times.
Who needs a smartphone when you've got ads for discount dentistry?
Let Children Get Bored Again. Pamela Paul. February 2, 2019. The New York Times.
Boredom teaches us that life isn't a parade of amusements. More important, it spawns creativity and self-sufficiency.
In Search of Lost Screen Time. Paul Greenberg. Dec 31, 2018. The New York Times.
Imagine what we could do with our money, and hours, if we set our phones aside for a year.
Groundbreaking Study Examines Effects of Screen Time on Kids. Anderson Cooper. Dec 9, 2018. CBS News
60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent brain development.
'No Escape': Teachers's Chilling Take on Middle School Social Media Goes Viral. Allison Slater Tate. Nov. 20, 2018. Today
A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge from Silicon Valley. Nellie Bowles. Oct 26, 2018. New York Times
The New York Times reports that many technologists have come to the consensus that the benefits of technology as a learning tool are overblown, while the risk of addiction and stunting development are high.
The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids is Not What We Expected. Nellie Bowles. Oct 26, 2018. New York Times.
American's public schools are still promoting devices with screens - even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether.
Silicon Valley Nannies are Phone Police for Kids. Nellie Bowles. Oct 26, 2018. New York Times
Child care contracts now demand that nannies hide phones, tablets, computers and TVs from their charges.
Why Social Media Can be Damaging for Young People. Sept 30, 2018. Sky News
Advice includes protecting your online reputation, don't give in to pressure and know where to find help.
Survey Raises Worries About How Screen Time Affects Kids' Brains. Laura Sanders. September 26, 2018. Science News
U.S. Kids, ages 8 to 11, averaged 3.6 hours a day playing on their digital devices.
Silicon Valley Parents are Raising Their Kids Tech-Free - and it Should be a Red Flag. Chris Weller Feb. 18, 2018. Business Insider
Silicon Valley parents can see firsthand, either through living or working in the Bay Area, that technology is potentially harmful to kids.
How to Break Up With Your Phone. Catherine Price. February 13, 2018, New York Times
Tech's impact on kids: Lawmakers Push for Research. Sara Ashley O'Brien, July 30, 2018
Kids are spending more time staring at screens, but there's little scientific research about how it affects their health and development.
How Too Much Screen Time Affects Kids' Bodies and Brains. Alice G. Walton, April 16, 2018 Forbes
France is Banning Mobile Phones in Schools. Jenny Anderson, December 12, 2017. World Economic Forum
France is banning students from having mobile phones at school, encouraging pupils to play instead.
iPad Generation's Fingers Not Ready to Write, Teachers Say. Simon Leo Brown. Nov 14, 2017. ABC News
We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones. Markham Heid. October 10, 2017. Time
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? Jean M. Twenge. September 2017
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they're on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
Why So Many Teens Today Have Become Depressed - The Answer Might be Right There in Their Hands: The Smartphone. Jean M Twenge Ph.D. Aug 25, 2017. Psychology Today
Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids. Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. Psychology Today. Mar 26, 2017.
Tweens' brains are simply too immature to use social media appropriately.
High School Teacher: I'm Banning Laptops in class - and not just because they are distracting. Valerie Strauss, Aug 5, 2016. The Washington Post
Suicide Rates Have Soared in the U.S. Maggie Fox, April 22, 2016