Resources: Science, Research, & Information on Smartphone Addiction

Pombox believes that the science and facts of smartphone use need to be universally publicized to educate the public on the harmful effects of excessive screentime.

This is a page that is dedicated to the resources and info relating to the effects of  smartphone addiction (ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, and insomnia), flow, deep work, sleep cycles, functional medicine, etc. 


General Smartphone Facts:

The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction

Smartphone Addiction Fact & Phone Usage Statistics

Brain Health: 

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

Dumb & Dumber: Interactive Screentime is Worse than TV



Cognitive Performance & Productivity:

Superfluidity: The Psychology of Peak Performance

Here's How You're Wasting 8 Hours Per Work Week


Mental Health:

A Curious Case of Depression

Wired Parent, Wired Child

The Case Against Smartphones


Child & Teen Development:

Why Tech Leaders Don't Let Their Kids Use Tech

How the Tech Industry Uses Psychology to Hook Children

Hey Parents—Put Down Those Devices

Growing Up in a False Reality

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

Autism and Screen Time: Special Brains, Special Risks

Our Daughter's Nightly Struggle

 Teenagers And Smartphone Addiction (thanks Jen & Danny!)


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