UncategorizedDecember 29, 2008

Teens and Gaming Data Set Posted

The data set for our 2008 survey on teens, gaming and civic engagement is now posted for download on our site.

UncategorizedDecember 7, 2008

Adults and Video Games

Over half of American adults play video games, and four in five young adults play games. Computers are the most popular gaming device, though young adults prefer gaming consoles. Virtual worlds only draw a small crowd.

UncategorizedNovember 17, 2008

Youth online safety resource now available

The Internet Safety Task Force, has spent the last year looking at online safety, including pre-existing research, research gaps and available solutions. As a part of the process, Andrew S…

UncategorizedNovember 2, 2008

Teens, Video Games and Civics: What the Research is Telling Us

In this presentation, Amanda discusses the Teens, Video Games and Civics report in-depth. She covers the basic demographics of teen gamers and the game-playing habits of American youth, as well as the social nature of game play and the relationshi…

UncategorizedOctober 14, 2008

Modding: Games and Web 2.0

When scholars discuss elements of gaming that hold promise for engaging youth and connecting games to learning, one thing they often point to is modding.

UncategorizedOctober 6, 2008

One third of video gaming teens use cheats

Deep in our recent report Teens, Video Gaming and Civics was a nugget about cheats. Not cheat-ing, but the use of “cheats” or codes to open additional content in the game

UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2008

Teens, Video Games and Civics

Nearly all American teens play computer, console, or cell phone games and teens’ gaming experience is rich and varied, with a significant amount of social interaction and potential for civic engagement.

UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2008

New Pew Internet/MacArthur Report on Teens, Video Games and Civics

I was sitting in my friend’s living room, watching his daughters play with the family’s Wii. In many way these girls are living examples of some of the main findings of a new research report issued today in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation

UncategorizedJune 30, 2008

Teens, Online Stranger Contact & Cyberbullying: What the research is telling us

This presentation covers basic internet connectivity statistics before launching into a discussion of the major online safety issues. Broken down into issues of online contact vs online content, the talk shares data on online stranger contact, sex…

UncategorizedJune 10, 2008

Online child safety and literacy

This presentation pulls together Pew Internet Project research about teenagers’ online activities, their behavior on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, and their Web 2.0 content creation activities. It covers the threats posed b…