Research + News | Topic: Internet

Compulsive Internet Use By Teens Linked To Emotional Issues

A new study has found internet addiction in teenagers leads to difficulty regulating emotions. Read the article here.

The 21% Of American Teens Without Reliable Broadband Are Being Left Behind

The president and CEO of the National 4-H Council explains why it’s vital that we ensure all adolescents have access to high-speed internet. Read the article here.

Teens Without Internet Access Are Fearful They Won’t Achieve Their Dream

A new survey by National 4-H Council and Microsoft Corp. found that teens without broadband Internet access are less optimistic about their social and economic mobility. Read the article here.

A Novel Approach To Counseling Depressed, Anxious Teens: Video-chatting With Therapists

A pioneering schools project connects stressed-out young people to therapists miles away via computers. 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.

If You Have Questions About Teens, They’re Answering Them For You On Reddit

Teenagers want to be understood, are some of the answers on Reddit helpful for parents trying to understand? Read the article here.

Teenagers Are Discovering That The World Of YouTube Fan Fiction Can Have A Dark, Sexual, And Violent Side

Some teens go looking for this X-rated content on the site Wattpad, but some just stumble across it, potentially thanks to the site’s “You’ll also like” recommendations. Read the article here.

How Children Are, And Aren’t, Using The Internet

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and vice president of research Jennifer Pearson discuss children’s behavior online, the screen time stigma and YouTube child policy changes. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.

R/Teenagers: The Subreddit Where Teens Share Memes, Vent & Ask For Advice

r/teenagers is a subreddit created by teenagers for teenagers as a place to share memes, vent about school, and share about the experience of being a teen. Read the article here.

Study Reports One In Four Brazilian Teenagers Is Web-Dependent

A Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) survey of more than 2,000 adolescents shows that 25.3 percent are moderately or severely dependent on the Internet. Read the article here.