Family Caregivers Online
Thirty percent of U.S. adults provide support to a loved one. The internet is a key information and communications resource for this front-line labor force.
The tone of life on social networking sites
85% of the adults who use social media report that people are usually kind on the sites. At the same time, 49% have witnessed mean and offensive behavior and they usually respond by ignoring it.
Why most Facebook users get more than they give
The effect of Facebook “power users” on everybody else
Teens’ parents and their technology profile
The parents of teenagers are steeped in technology and are increasingly involved with their kids’ lives in online environments.
The new education ecology
Lee Rainie discusses Pew Internet’s most recent findings about Americans use the internet and their mobile devices to learn, share, and create information.
Is the age at which kids get cell phones getting younger?
What is the average age at which American kids get cell phones? and is it getting younger?
FCC Comment: Empowering Parents and Protecting Children
This week we filed a public comment in response to the Federal Communications Notice of Inquiry on the issue of “Empowering Parents and Protecting Kids in an Evolving Media Landscape.”
Family Connections Online
Readers react to coverage of our “Networked Families” report (and at least one person is worried about the mom who feels “naked” without her Blackberry).
The internet and cell phones have become central components of modern family life. Among all household types, the traditional nuclear family has the highest rate of technology usage and ownership.
Friends, Family & Post-surgical Outcomes
Surgical patients with a strong network of friends & family reported better scores for anxiety, depression, inner peace, relaxation, pain intensity and pain unpleasantness.