Research + News | Topic: Friendship
May 7, 2021
When Grown-Ups Have Imaginary Friends
“Parasocial relationships” explain why you think influencers are your pals. Read the article here.
Mar 26, 2021
Preschoolers With Too Much Screen Time Struggle Making Friends, Have Shorter Attention Spans
Technology may help older children and adults connect with the world, but for toddlers, too much screen time may be doing lasting harm before they even enter school. Read the article here.
Mar 10, 2021
Many Teens Live Online, Alone. Here’s How To Stay Connected In The Pandemic
For many teens, the pandemic has created an environment in which most of their lives take place in the shadows. Read the article here.
Dec 29, 2020
Tech Choices Dictate Teen Friendships During Pandemic
The use of Snapchat, Instagram or TikTok can fray or strengthen ties, depending on whether pals communicate the same way. Read the article here.
Sep 22, 2020
Living With Children: The Realities Of Teens And Smartphones
Here is the short list of “realities” concerning smartphones and teenagers. Read the article here.
Apr 15, 2020
Teens Are Addicted To Socializing, Not Screens
Screenagers in the time of coronavirus. Read the article here.
Mar 17, 2020
How Social Media Affects The Mental Health Of Teenagers
Research has found that social media use can affect self-esteem, and make typical teenage pressure and bullying worse, but it can also connect isolated teens and help them find supportive networks. Read the article here.
Feb 3, 2020
Will You Be My #Content?
For social media influencers and oversharers, life is full of material. But what if their friends don’t want to be the co-stars? Read the article here.
Jan 15, 2019
A Letter To Teens About The Science Of Popularity… And The Best Ways To Use Social Media
An excerpt from the book “Popular: Finding Happinessand Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships.” Read the excerpt here.
Oct 24, 2018
My Child’s Friend Has A Problem With Pornography! What Should I Do?
You’re probably taking great steps to safeguard your kids against pornography. Have you thought about how pornography may be affecting their friends? Read the article from Protect Young Minds here.