Digital Addiction Sources

A limited archive of research & articles referencing Screen/Phone Addiction. Last update August, 2019

Physical & Mental



  • A UCLA study found that pre-teens who were deprived of screens for five days than children who continued using screens.
  • Many UK parents find it easier to get their children to do homework, go to bed or have a bath than turn off their phones, laptops, and TVs, a UK poll found.
  • 6 out of 10 Americans wish their family members would unplug from technology more often.
  • 60% of UK parents believe their child spends too much time on their mobile device at home
  • University of Sheffield study highlights that spending an hour a day on social media reduces the probability of a child being completely happy with their life by 14%.
  • study has found that every hour that infants and toddlers aged between 6 and 36 months used touchscreen devices was linked to 15.6 minutes less sleep.
  • New research being presented at the 2017 Paediatric Academic Societies Meeting finds that every additional 30 minutes of hand-held screen time is linked to a 49% increased risk of expressive speech delay in children under two years of age.
  • 22% of 12-15 year olds say that binge-watching series has led them to neglect their school work.