Research + News | Topic: Friendship

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.

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.

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.

Living With Children: The Realities Of Teens And Smartphones

Here is the short list of “realities” concerning smartphones and teenagers. Read the article here.

Teens Are Addicted To Socializing, Not Screens

Screenagers in the time of coronavirus. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Teens Use Fake Instagram Accounts To Relieve The Pressure Of Perfection

Fake Instagram accounts, often referred to as “finstas” or “spam accounts”, have become the norm for many teens – but their reasoning for creating these is not as sinister as you think. Read the article here.