UncategorizedNovember 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.

UncategorizedSeptember 24, 2006

The Future of the Internet II

A survey of technology thinkers and stakeholders shows they believe the internet will continue to spread in a “flattening” and improving world. There are many, though, who think major problems will accompany technology advances by 2020. A predictions…

UncategorizedAugust 9, 2006

Warning Unwary Searchers

48% of internet users said they have stopped visiting certain Web sites that they fear might deposit unwanted programs – and that was before Google started warning people about wandering into unsafe territory.

UncategorizedJuly 11, 2006

Testimony by Amanda Lenhart, Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet & American Life Project to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet hearing on H.R. 5319, The Deleting On-line Predators Act of 2006

The Project’s formal testimony submitted to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Telecommunications Subcommittee for the Hearing on social networking websites and the Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006.

UncategorizedJuly 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.

UncategorizedApril 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.

UncategorizedMarch 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.

UncategorizedMarch 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.

UncategorizedFebruary 22, 2006

Invasion of the Computer Snatchers

This week’s Washington Post magazine story by Brian Krebs should serve as yet another wake-up call to internet users who do not take precautions against software intrusions.

UncategorizedFebruary 17, 2006

Parents and Teens: Filters & Content Creation

This presentation covers two main themes — what are parents currently doing to protect their children from unwanted content, and how are adolescent and adult internet users producing and sharing their own content online.