Research + News | Topic: Digital Natives

This Is Our Chance To Pull Teenagers Out Of The Smartphone Trap

For many years now, some experts have been saying that smartphones and social media harm teens while others have dismissed those concerns as just another moral panic, no different from those that accompanied the arrival of video games, television and even comic books. Read the article here.

Digital Generations: The Technology Gap Between Seniors, Parents, And Kids

One of the reasons younger generations are more comfortable interacting with technology is because they know the world no other way. Read the article here.

One Year Into Pandemic, What Are Kids And Parents Learning About Tech?

Physically being in school with friends and teachers is best, but it seems kids have made big gains in becoming tech savvy. Read the article here.

The New Late-Night

New YouTube talk shows that Millennials and Gen Zs are tuning into. Read the article here.

What To Know About Teens And ‘Sadfishing’

Sadfishing is basically when someone posts a really sad picture (sometimes they are crying, or have a really sad look on their face) while telling an emotional or heart-wrenching story or event that happened. Sometimes these things are true and, well, sometimes they are simply to get some attention. 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.

Fortnite Is The New IRL: Why Brands Must Plan For A Rise In Virtual Gatherings

Much of life has moved online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and few industries have been better suited to this new normal than video games. Read the article here.

Teletherapy Meets Teens Where They Live: On-Screen

New apps help teens access mental health services during the pandemic. Read the article here.

Why The US Military’s Engagement With Gen Z On Twitch Is Increasingly Under Scrutiny

The United States military needs to attract Gen Z, the oldest of whom are now in their late teens and early 20s, so members of the Army and Navy have been meeting their target audience where they live: The video game livestreaming platform Twitch. Read the article here.

This Teen’s Hand-Made ‘Meme Guide’ Is A Must-Read For Every Parent

If you’ve ever wondered what a VSCO girl is, why your kids respond to your questions with “yeet,” or where the “Old Town Road” is located, there’s now a helpful guide for that. Read the article here.