Teens and Social Media
More teens are creating and sharing material on the internet. 28% of online teens have blogs, up from 2004 with growth fueled almost entirely by girls. “Super communicators” rise as email fades as a tool for teens.
American Teens and Online Safety: What the Research is Telling Us
A short overview of recent data from the Pew Internet Project and others on teens and online safety.
Parent and Teen Internet Use
Parents view the internet less favorably than in 2004, yet are still engaged with their children’s media consumption. Teens are more likely than their parents to say tech devices are helpful.
Teens, Social Networking and Web 2.0
Pew Internet Project research on teenagers’ use of social networking applications explores the reasons why these sites are so popular and how they are changing communication patterns and expectations of connectivity among young library patrons.
Teens and Online Stranger Contact
Girls, teens who post photos or profiles show an increased likelihood to be contacted by people with no connection to them or their friends. Girls are more likely to report contact that made them uncomfortable.
Teens, Video Games and Time Use
An article in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine asks how adolescents spent their time, specifically looking at gaming in relation to other online and offline activities, and the relationship between time spent in various ac…
Online Worlds and Screen Time
Social networks for younger kids – Are online communities and avatar-based social worlds encouraging obesity?
Perceptions of Safety in Social Networks
On Monday, an interview I did with Lexi Ramage of Youth Voices on social networks and perceptions of safety aired
Internet Addiction in China
Internet addiction in China has been described as a “severe social problem that could threaten the nation’s future.”
A Timeline of Teens and Technology
After covering the basics of internet use, this keynote walks the viewer through a timeline of technology in the life of a high school senior and reflects on the technological realities of their lives today.