Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship
May 16, 2019
How Social Networks Are Recruiting Teenage Extremists
The internet is a dangerous place for a lonely teen to be. Read the article here.
May 15, 2019
Teens Smuggle Burner Phones To Defy Parents
One South Carolina family confiscated multiple phones their daughter had gotten from school friends or elsewhere. Read the article here.
May 13, 2019
Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram Transform How Today’s Teens Bully Each Other
Today’s cyberbullies no longer rely on chat-based venues, such as texting or instant messages. Instead, social media platforms, sometimes used anonymously, are employed to strengthen mob mentalities and the shame of victims. Read the article here.
May 10, 2019
Technology Cuts Children Off From Adults, Warns Expert
One of the world’s foremost authorities on child mental health today warns that technology is threatening child development by disrupting the crucial learning relationship between adults and children. Read the article here.
May 8, 2019
Selfies: A Different Take On Reality
Sometimes just have to put the phone down and admire the view across the harbor. Read the article here.
May 1, 2019
Under Employers’ Gaze, Gen Z Is Biting Its Tongue On Social Media
Only about 1 in 10 teenagers say they share personal, religious or political beliefs on social media, according to a recent survey from Pew Research Center. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2019
Pink Explains Why She’s Stopped Posting Photos Of Her Kids On Social Media
Pink, like many celebrities — and, in fairness, like most of the world — is active on social media. But recently she’s decided to change her posting habits, especially as related to her children. View the video clip here.
Apr 23, 2019
Teens Don’t Seem To Grow Out Of Problematic Cell Phone Use
Some teenagers develop a craving to use a cell phone during inappropriate times, and new research suggests it is not something that is likely to change as they become young adults. Read the article here.
Apr 10, 2019
Five Technology Rules Every Parent Must Follow
Tim Elmore lists five rules of thumb for adults using social media. Read his blog post here.
Apr 10, 2019
Through their social media feeds, teens have access to a constant flow of news and information. Research suggests that this is taking a toll on them and increasing their anxiety. Read the article here.