Research + News | Topic: Emojis
Nov 9, 2022
Cracking The Emoji Drug Code: How Teens Are Using Emojis To Buy And Deal Drugs
A mother is bringing attention to how emojis can be used as a secret code to purchase and sell drugs after she lost her son to a drug overdose. Read the article here.
Jun 14, 2022
Teens Are Using Emoji And Secret Lingo To Find Illegal Drugs. How Parents Can Crack The Code
What parents need to know about the secret language of drugs online. Read the article here
May 12, 2022
Teens Using Emojis As Code To Buy Counterfeit, Dangerous Drugs Online
Emojis are an easy, popular way to share emotions in picture form via text message or on social media, but some seemingly innocent emojis are actually code for drugs! Read the article here.
May 29, 2017
The Secret Online World of British Teens: How Streaks, Deep Likes And Ghosting Define Young Lives
Britain’s teenagers are growing up in a new online world, rife with anxiety-inducing social pressures, bullying, and security issues. What’s it like to grow up online?
Read the article from WIRED here.
Feb 6, 2017
5 Ways Your Kids Are Hacking Your Parental Controls
No matter how hard you try, your child will find a way to hack around your parental guidance. Here’s a way you can try to stay one step ahead.
Read the article and view the video here.
Aug 31, 2016
Bots, Gifs, and Emojis: How Teens Communicate in the Digital Era
The promise of technology has always been to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Once upon a time, this meant microwaves and remote controls, but now digital tools can cut just about every corner, including those involving communication. Read the full article here.
Dec 4, 2015
The Word of the Year is… Not a Word
Every year, Oxford Dictionaries broadcasts a “Word of the Year” based on its usage and popularity. This year, they didn’t choose a word at all. They chose an emoji.
Read Tim Elmore’s blog post about this news here.