Amanda Lenhart is a Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. Her research focuses on teens, children and families. Her other research interests include education, gaming, and networked communication tools. Read full bio

Presentations Apr. 26, 2014

Dating & Mating in the Digital Age

Relationships and technology in the modern era.

Presentations Feb. 25, 2014

Teens & Technology: Understanding the Digital Landscape

Amanda Lenhart presented the Pew Research Center’s most recent data that looks at how teens ages 12 to 17 use the internet, social media and mobile phones.

Report Feb. 11, 2014

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples. Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.

Presentations Nov. 7, 2013

9 Things You Need To Know About Teens, Technology & Online Privacy

Amanda Lenhart presents nine major themes from the Project’s five-report series on Teens and Online Privacy

Report Aug. 22, 2013

Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy

58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.

Report Aug. 15, 2013

Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice

Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online, but when they do seek advice, they go primarily to peers and parents.

Presentations Jun. 25, 2013

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy: Reputation management, third party access, & exposure to advertising

Amanda Lenhart briefed the State of Maryland’s Children’s Online Privacy Working Group at the Attorney General’s Office in Baltimore on the findings from the Teens, Social Media and Privacy report.

Report May. 21, 2013

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

Commentary May. 21, 2013

What teens said about social media, privacy, and online identity

A list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy.

Presentations May. 7, 2013

Young Adults, Mobile Phones and Social Media: Technology and the Transition to adulthood

Amanda Lenhart spoke at the National Academies “Health, Safety & Well-Being of Young Adults” Symposium on May 7 in Washington, D.C.