Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship
Feb 15, 2021
Our Disappearing Attention Spans
The question that begs to be asked here is, “Is a short attention span a bad thing?” Read the article here.
Feb 5, 2021
Solomon Islands Set To Ban Facebook In The Name Of ‘National Unity’
The Solomon Islands Government has defended its decision to place a temporary ban on Facebook, a move it says is aimed at tackling cyberbullying and online defamation. Read the article here.
Jan 28, 2021
Facebook And Twitter Bumming You Out? Doomscrolling Leads Users To Social Media Detox. Here’s How You Can, Too.
Doomscrolling, or doomsurfing, refers to the tendency to continue to scroll through bad news despite the content being saddening, disheartening or depressing. Read the article here.
Jan 18, 2021
Teens Have Never Known A World Without Data Sharing, And It’s Creating A False Sense Of Security
The next generation — Generation Alpha, born 2010 and later — has had a digital footprint since birth. We have to recognize the positive impacts — connection, community, support, entertainment and creativity — while discussing potential harms. Read the article here.
Dec 30, 2020
‘PoshTok’ Is Where TikTok’s Richest Teens Hang Out
The concept of PoshTok is simple: what if having a ton of money didn’t just mean nice stuff, but also: internet clout? Read the article here.
Dec 16, 2020
Online 24/7, But Totally Disconnected – New Findings On Teen Isolation During COVID-19
Interviews and diary entries from nearly 50 California teenagers reveal that they’re sleeping and exercising less and spending more time on social media and gaming. Read the article here.
Dec 10, 2020
How To Motivate Teens Struggling With Remote School
Getting boys to engage in virtual instruction doesn’t have to be a battle. Experts offer tips on how to make virtual school more bearable. Read the article here.
Nov 18, 2020
The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight, 2020
The latest research from Common Sense Media is now available. Access the report here.
Nov 2, 2020
How To Talk To Kids And Teens About Misinformation
Being young has never been easy, but it’s especially tough when social media, television programs, and maybe even the adults in your life often twist truth into misinformation. Read the article here.
Oct 14, 2020
U.S. Adults Will Spend Over 3.5 Hours Per Day On Mobile Apps In 2020
US adults will spend an average of 4 hours, 1 minute (4:01) on mobile internet per day in 2020, with 3:35 of that time spent on mobile apps. Read the article here.