Multi-section ReportsJanuary 7, 2016

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles, but using technical means like parental controls is less common.

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InteractiveOctober 1, 2015

Teens Voices: Dating in the Digital Age

From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives. This interactive essay features teens voices as they describe their experience navigating dating in the digital age.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 1, 2015

Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships

From heart emojis on Instagram to saying goodbye to a relationship with a text message, digital technology plays an important role in teen relationships.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 6, 2015

Teens, Technology and Friendships

American teens don’t just make friends in the schoolyard or neighborhood — many are finding new friends online. Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact.

Multi-section ReportsApril 9, 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly.”