Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.