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There’s no solid evidence that people get addicted to social media — and using it could actually be beneficial

Most smartphone research is characterized by bad science. There is actually little to no harm in using phones and social media. The impact may even be positive.

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn’t good

Smartphones and social media are changing the way our brains work. Scientists are zeroing in on what's happening, and the problems may go well beyond addiction.
Stanford orientation. Not the students leading the protest.

Stanford computer-science students want Apple to make a mode for the iPhone that allows only calls, texts, and photos

A new group called Stanford Students Against Addictive Devices held a protest at an Apple store in the heart of Silicon Valley over the weekend.

This beautifully designed ‘dumb phone’ can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Light Phone 2 can make calls, send texts, handle basic directions, and call you a taxi — but it still doesn't have any apps.

Parents in the US are worried about their children’s use of smartphones

In a recent study by Common Sense Media, nearly half of the adults surveyed said that their children exhibited addictive behavior in their use of a smartphone.

I take a social media break once a year — and I feel so much better

Every December, I go through a 'digital detox' that involves zapping my most used apps. Some of the apps never get re-installed.

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

Silicon Valley parents can see firsthand, either through living or working in the Bay Area, that technology is potentially harmful to kids.

Confessions of a screen addict: I wake up at 2 a.m. every morning to use my phone and I’m a little worried

Whether at the dinner table or in the driver's seat, everyone I know struggles to detach themselves from a device that didn't even exist 11 years ago.
Cameron Ramos, Sanjay Kannan, and Divyahans Gupta

We talked to the Stanford students who protested Apple over smartphone addiction — and Apple employees are into their ideas

The computer science department that birthed Google and 40,000 other companies now has a group of four seniors working to make phones less addictive.