Differences in Parent-Toddler Interactions With Electronic Versus Print Books

Authors Tiffany G. Munzer, Alison L. Miller, Heidi M. Weeks, Niko Kaciroti, Jenny Radesky Publication Pediatrics, April 2019, Volume 143 / Issue 4 Objectives Previous research has documented less dialogic interaction between parents and preschoolers during electronic-book reading versus print. Parent-toddler interactions around commercially available tablet-based books have not been described. We examined parent-toddler verbal and nonverbal interactions when reading …

How parents feel about – and manage – their teens’ online behavior and screen time

Authors Monica Anderson, Pew Research Center Publication Pew Research Center, March 22, 2019 Abstract Pew Research surveyed over 1,000 parents of teens to further understand their experiences with raising teens in the digital age. Read more about their findings below: Read the Article   Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) DOI 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.040

Media Use is Linked to Lower Psychological Well-Being: Evidence from Three Datasets

Authors Jean M. Twenge, W. Keith Campbell Publication Psychiatric Quarterly. June 2019, Volume 90, Issue 2, pp 311-331 Abstract Adolescents spend a substantial and increasing amount of time using digital media (smartphones, computers, social media, gaming, Internet), but existing studies do not agree on whether time spent on digital media is associated with lower psychological well-being (including happiness, general well-being, and …

Screen media activity and brain structure in youth: Evidence for diverse structural correlation networks from the ABCD study

Authors Martin P. Paulus, Lindsay M. Squeglia, Kara Bagot, Joanna Jacobus, Rayus Kuplicki, Florence J. Breslin, Jerzy Bodurka, Amanda Sheffield Morris, Wesley K. Thompson, Hauke Bartsch, Susan F. Tapert Publication NeuroImage. 15 January 2019, Volume 185, pp 140-153 Abstract Screen media activity and brain structure in youth: Evidence for diverse structural correlation networks from the ABCD study “The adolescent brain undergoes …

Association Between Screen Time and Children’s Performance on a Developmental Screening Test

Authors Sheri Madigan, PhD, Dillon Browne, PhD, Nicole Racine, PhD, Camille Mori, BA, and Suzanne Tough, PhD Publication JAMA Pediatrics, 2019. Volume 173, Issue 3. pp 244-250 Abstract Importance: Excessive screen time is associated with delays in development; however, it is unclear if greater screen time predicts lower performance scores on developmental screening tests or if children with poor developmental …

The association between adolescent well-being and digital technology use

Authors Amy Orben, Andrew K. Przybylski Abstract Nature Human Behaviour, 2019. Volume 3. pp 173-182 Abstract The widespread use of digital technologies by young people has spurred speculation that their regular use negatively impacts psychological well-being. Current empirical evidence supporting this idea is largely based on secondary analyses of large-scale social datasets. Though these datasets provide a valuable resource for highly …