Tag Archive for smart phone

You Asked: Should I Ditch My Smartphone?

on June 18, 2018 by

smartphone’s…endless stream of distractions may be causing more harm than good.

Are Smartphones Causing More Teen...

on May 25, 2018 by

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm

Kanye Urges Fans To Put Down Cell Phones

on May 22, 2018 by

The rapper took to take on the idea of consumerism, sharing a documentary named The Century of the Self

Book: Screenwise

on May 17, 2018 by

The core message of the book is that kids need mentoring, not (just) monitoring, and that kids deserve more empathy from adults…

10 apps Every Youth Pastor Should Have...

on May 16, 2018 by

I use plenty of other apps during the year, but these apps help me make it through the chaotic summer schedule

Why Teenagers Should Understand Their...

on May 15, 2018 by

And Why Their Teachers Should Too!

How To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

on May 15, 2018 by

Excessive screen time has been linked to obesity, disturbed sleep, behavioral issues, poor social skills, and less play time (which in itself…

10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents...

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

Teens Sexting Not What You Think

on April 1, 2018 by

Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated

Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting...

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

Digital Life By The Minute…Values

on March 26, 2018 by

An In-Depth Look at Constant Connectivity…and What It’s Costing

Book: Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood...

on March 23, 2018 by

A practical guide to building your child’s bond with family and fostering school success amid the allure of digital screens

Cellphones Can Hinder Dinnertime Social...

on March 20, 2018 by

Keeping your “elbows off the dinner table” may now be replaced by “take your phone off the table.”

The Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 20, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen

 

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online...

on March 16, 2018 by

…porn was their primary source for information about sex.  Adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know

Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 11, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen.

Start Talking To Your Tweens About The...

on March 1, 2018 by

Teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn they’re watching is much more “hardcore”

Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now...

on February 23, 2018 by

Grades have gone up, and discipline problems have plummeted. Students are interacting, talking to each other, reading, kicking a ball, socializing — because…

Cell Phone Addiction Infographic

on February 16, 2018 by

Do we really need to be this connected to our digital tools. . . especially when our digital tools steal our attention…

What Teen Sexting Reveals About Women...

on January 23, 2018 by

Study of sexting among 12- to 18-year-old girls, Sara E. Thomas of Northwestern University analyzed 462 stories posted,

 

Constant Distraction

on January 15, 2018 by

How Smartphones Are Stealing Kids’ Focus from Everyone Around Them

Kids Don’t Need A Cellphone; They...

on January 12, 2018 by

70% of parents want their children to spend less time watching electronic media

Protect Our Kids From The Pitfalls Of...

on January 11, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee will help us guide our sons and daughters toward mature, God-honoring choices in the digital world

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on January 11, 2018 by

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

Is Your Teenager Addicted To A...

on January 9, 2018 by

Be concerned, and do something about it

What Age Should I Give My Kid A Smart...

on January 3, 2018 by

To take a look at some suggested borders and boundaries, check out our Free Family Digital Covenant of Conduct

Digital Missionary

on January 2, 2018 by

A New Kind of Missionary

Addicted To Technology

on December 29, 2017 by

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

Ed Sheeran Reflects On His 2 Year...

on December 29, 2017 by

“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day.”

Teens Talk: What Works To Stop...

on December 29, 2017 by

In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States

Smartphones Aren’t A Smart Choice...

on December 28, 2017 by

● 55% children’s middle schools now allow cell phone use, 80% parents do not want kids to use phones during school

More Time On Smartphones….Higher...

on December 15, 2017 by

Suicide rate among teens as well as the number of adolescents diagnosed with depression jumped by over 30 percent from 2010 to…

Book: Growing Up Social

on December 14, 2017 by

Being a parent is hard. So, too, is navigating technology and screen time with young children.

Under-age Social Media Use ‘On the...

on December 10, 2017 by

Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms’ minimum age being 13, a study from…

The Most Downloaded Apple apps Of 2017

on December 7, 2017 by

…at No. 1 on Apple’s annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by…

Does Your Kid Have A Phone? Cell Phone...

on December 7, 2017 by

What you need to do before and after you give your kid a phone

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance...

on December 1, 2017 by

The addicted teenagers had significantly higher scores in depression, anxiety, insomnia severity and impulsivity

When Is The Right Time To Give A Kid ...

on November 30, 2017 by

Movement calls on parents not to give their children smartphones until 8th grade

The worrisome effects of teenage...

on November 10, 2017 by

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids

Ditching Smartphones

on November 8, 2017 by

‘Dumbphones’ With Basic Functions Appealing To Some

Teens And Technology

on November 8, 2017 by

Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

Book: Reclaiming Conversation

on November 4, 2017 by

The power of talk in a digital age

app Helps Parents Figure Out If Their...

on November 4, 2017 by

If it spots something fishy, whether your kid created it or received it, it sends you a real-time alert. Cannot view the picture

Manage Your Family’s Screen Time…...

on November 4, 2017 by

Put down your phone and get back to your life

Do Smart Phones Make Us Smarter? ...

on November 3, 2017 by

You will consult your phone about 80 times a day, or almost 2,400 times a month, about 30,000 times a year

When “Connected” Means ...

on November 3, 2017 by

“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

When Teens Wish They Could “Unpost”

on October 27, 2017 by

(Interview with Jonathan McKee)

Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight&...

on October 26, 2017 by

42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)

Online Friendships Matter As Much As In...

on October 7, 2017 by

Teens gain the same personal benefits through online friendships as face-to-face relationships

1/3 Of Pop Up Notifications Make Our...

on October 5, 2017 by

Automated alerts were found to have the biggest impact, although work related messages came in second

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on September 29, 2017 by

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

The Streetlights App

on September 26, 2017 by

Students study the Bible through creative audio presentations of various biblical texts set to musical tracks

Book: iGen

on September 23, 2017 by

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

Smartphones: The New Teen Mental Health...

on September 22, 2017 by

The generation that’s grown up with cellphones are less social and more prone to depression. Psychiatrist Jean Twenge

New Anonymity App Popular Among Teens

on September 22, 2017 by

5 things to know about ‘tbh,’ a new anonymity app among teens

Teens and Their Smartphone Habits…...

on September 16, 2017 by

78.9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will be smartphone users this year, putting them on par with the total…

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation...

on September 15, 2017 by

More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis

Principal Offers $100 To Students To...

on August 30, 2017 by

Tech Talk Tuesday #82

Book: Help Your Family Become Tech-Wise

on August 2, 2017 by

gives a vision for a life of beauty, relationships, and creativity not enslaved to technology

Lookout….”Smartphone Zombies...

on July 30, 2017 by

Honolulu becomes the first major U.S. city to pass legislation aimed at reducing injuries and deaths from “distracted walking.”

Flashback Statistics: Media Use By...

on July 25, 2017 by

“Young people average 2 hours a day listening to music”

How To Monitor Your Kids Smartphone

on July 23, 2017 by

6 Ways to talk to your kid about smart phone monitoring

Teen Electrocuted By Cell Phone

on July 12, 2017 by

…awareness of not using your cell phone in the bathroom as it is plugged in and charging

Night Phone Use A Danger For Adolescent...

on June 11, 2017 by

Adolescents’ late-night mobile phone use was directly linked to poor quality sleep, which subsequently led to poorer mental health outcomes, reduced coping,…

Soon, iPhones Will Block Texts While...

on June 9, 2017 by

Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying — and dangerous — urge to look at…

How To Monitor Your Kid’s...

on April 28, 2017 by

TeenSafe lets you keep a watchful eye on your child’s online activities so they don’t become another victim of internet predators or…

Unglue App: End Screen Time Smartphone...

on April 25, 2017 by

Too much screen time. It’s a problem all parents face. It’s not about parental control. It’s about teaching them to manage their…

Should I Get My Kid A Smartphone?

on April 19, 2017 by

Adam Mclane

‘I’m sorry. I Was Texting,&...

on April 3, 2017 by

He called the sheriff’s offices for both counties and told them “they needed to get him off the road before he hit…

How To Limit Kids Screen Time

on March 8, 2017 by

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

Just One Hour A Day On Social Media...

on January 7, 2017 by

Social media sites help us stay connected, but for younger teens, the cost of online connectivity can be steep

The Drawbacks Of Constant Connectivity&...

on January 5, 2017 by

Do you ever think about the ramifications of “constant connectivity” with our devices?
Do your kids?

Parents Put Your Phone Away: An Addict&...

on January 1, 2017 by

Why Do We Get Addicted?

What Happened When 9 Teens Gave Up Their...

on December 12, 2016 by

It was painful in the beginning. “I am going insane,” Yet, within days, there were significant changes…

Teens And Online Safety: Infographic

on December 1, 2016 by

The bane of the internet: cyber bullying, cyber stalking, sexting, inappropriate content, social media addiction

Five Actions That Form A Healthy...

on November 11, 2016 by

We live in a “tell all” culture. Social media, image consultants, photographs, smart phone in our hand to record ourselves

5 Ways to Connect with Today’s Young...

on September 29, 2016 by

Who Can’t Pry Their Eyes from Their Mobile Devices!

Technology Rules That Teens Would Set...

on August 14, 2016 by

Family technology rules is among the first to explore children’s expectations for parents’ technology use — revealing kids’ feelings about fairness and…

Values: Kids And Screen Time

on July 19, 2016 by

A helpful-infographic

Study Says Kids Understand Smartphones...

on June 30, 2016 by

Children are more proficient in operating a smartphone than in completing basic everyday tasks

Inside The World Of One 13-Year-Old Girl

on June 6, 2016 by

What it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

How To Know If Your Teen Is Ready For A...

on May 9, 2016 by

Maybe other parents don’t see it this way but they don’t have to live with the consequences

At What Age Should I Let My Kid Have A...

on May 8, 2016 by

“What age should I let them have access to all of this stuff?!!”

Half Of Teens Think They’re...

on May 6, 2016 by

50% of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices

Discussion Starter: Teens Use Media 9...

on November 14, 2015 by

Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups

Art Imitates Life

on November 13, 2015 by

Creepy photo series reimagines what happens to the phone-obsessed

Why Some 13-year-olds Check Social Media...

on October 6, 2015 by

#Being13

Pphubbed You…

on October 2, 2015 by

Study: Your Cell Phone Use Could Be Hurting Your Relationships

Your Teen’s New Favorite Drug –...

on September 26, 2015 by

1 in 5 teens will wake up in the middle of the night to check his or her smartphone for updates or…

Flashback: Americans’ Views on Mobile...

on September 10, 2015 by

Pew Research Center

Dad Padlocks Daughter’s Closet...

on September 9, 2015 by

8th grader racked up $541 in charges…majority of data usage on instagram posts

“Top Social Networks And Apps Your...

on September 8, 2015 by

Gaggle’s Student Safety Representatives continue to discover websites and apps that pose potential risks to students

Secret Teen Photo-Hiding App Expose

on September 7, 2015 by

Ingenious iOS app that allows kids to hide damning photos from their parents in plain sight

Ingenious Kid Hacks His Parents’...

on September 3, 2015 by

..so that the word ‘no’ automatically changes to ‘hell yes’ – b4 asking them if he can throw a party

How Having Smartphones (or not) Shapes...

on August 26, 2015 by

Non-smartphone-using teens are more likely to keep in touch with their closest friend via social media

For Teens, Phone Calls Are Reserved For...

on August 24, 2015 by

Pew Research

Teens Downloading Jott Like Crazy

on August 23, 2015 by

Jott has nearly 500,000 monthly users and one million app installs..If you haven’t heard of Jott, go ask a teenager

Knock Knock: The New Contact App

on August 21, 2015 by

Choose exactly what contact information you share with each person in the vicinity

Flashback: “Scary Facts About The...

on August 20, 2015 by

It’s The One Night Stand Locator