Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship
May 26, 2022
For Teens, Saving Each Other From Social Media Is A Team Effort
Young people are learning how online content is wreaking havoc on their self esteem, and making it their mission to help other young people avoid the same fate. Read the article here.
Mar 7, 2022
How Digital Youth Became Unhappy – And Dangerous – Adults
How could the older and wiser ignore the dangers of adolescents’ reading fewer books and logging more screen hours? Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2022
Viral Image Of Family Meal At Restaurant Is Mix Of Creativity And Tragedy
An Australian restaurant came up with a solution for keeping kids off their phones, but it unveils a bigger problem. Read the article here.
Dec 15, 2021
Parents Of The Social Media Generation Are Not OK
Parents who did not spend their childhoods with social media apps are now struggling to understand and navigate the potential harms that social media can have on their kids’ mental health as they grow up. Read the article here.
Dec 9, 2021
What’s One Of The Most Dangerous Toys For Kids? The Internet
Ff we adults are seemingly powerless in the face of such digital temptation, where does that leave our kids? Read the article here.
Dec 2, 2021
For Teens Who Are Glued To Social Media, This 4-Step Plan Can Help
Nov 11, 2021
The Question We’ve Stopped Asking About Teenagers And Social Media
Should they be using these services at all? Read the article here.
Nov 8, 2021
Joining Social Media Before Age 11 Is Associated With Problematic Digital Behaviors
A new study published in Computers in Human Behavior found that using Instagram or Snapchat before age 11 was significantly related to more problematic digital behaviors compared to those who joined these platforms when they were older. Read the article here.
Nov 5, 2021
E-Violence Increases Through Early Adolescence But Declines As Teens Become Adults
Electronic dating violence—including electronic harassment, coercion and monitoring—starts increasing in preadolescence but curves as teens reach young adulthood, according to a new University of Michigan study. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2021
Instagram’s New Protections For Teens Come As Experts Say Tween Venture Poses Big Risks
The move follows pushback at launch of an Instagram service for children under 13. Read the article here.