CommentaryNovember 29, 2006

Teens, IM and Mark Foley

Now that the election is long past and the Mark Foley scandal is perhaps a slightly less inflammatory subject, we can address some of the inquiries that we’ve gotten about young people and instant messaging.

PresentationsNovember 6, 2006

User-Generated Content

More than a third or 35% of online adults create content online, and 57% of teenagers 12-17 make their own content to post to the Web. Younger users and home broadband users are the most avid content creators, and most post their creations online …

PresentationsNovember 3, 2006

Young and Wired: How today’s young tech elite will influence the libraries of tomorrow

Recent Pew Internet Project research examines technology use by teenagers and suggests how the behavior and expectations of young internet users might shape the libraries of the future.

PresentationsOctober 27, 2006

Digital Natives: How today’s youth are different from their “digital immigrant” elders and what that means for libraries

This presentation covers the media and communications environment of today’s teenagers and young adults and how that new environment has affected their expectations and behaviors about media, communication, and creation.

PresentationsJuly 11, 2006

Teens and the Internet: Findings Submitted to the House Energy and Commerce Telecommunications Subcommittee

A summary document of Pew Internet Project data on youth and technology prepared in advance of testimony by Pew Internet staffer Amanda Lenhart at the House Telecom subcommittee hearings.

CommentaryMay 23, 2006

Seniors and Teens: Not So Different

Fully 87% of teens go online, compared to just 32% of Americans age 65+. This leads, of course, to a wide gap when it comes to computer skills; there is less of a gap when it comes to the some of the activities each group pursues online.

Multi-section ReportsApril 11, 2006

Are “Wired Seniors” Sitting Ducks?

Older internet users may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.

PresentationsMarch 23, 2006

Teens and technology

This is a discussion of the eight realities of technology and social experience that are shaping the world of today’s teens and twenty-somethings.

CommentaryMarch 10, 2006

Seniors, Youth & Privacy

New analysis of our data & others indicates that younger people are more likely to take action to prevent identity fraud & spyware.

PresentationsMarch 9, 2006

Seniors, Youth & Privacy

New analysis of surveys conducted by the Pew Internet Project and the AARP indicate that younger people are more likely to take action to avoid software intrusions and to prevent identity fraud.