Research + News | Topic: Relationships

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.

Lonely Adolescents Are Susceptible To Internet Addiction

Loneliness is a risk factor associated with adolescents being drawn into compulsive internet use. Read the article here.

Parents Doing Whatever It Takes To Bond With Their Kids During COVID, Even Dancing On TikTok

A new survey finds many are working up a sweat just to bond with their kids more during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the article here.

Experts Say This Is What Children Need To Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic

USA TODAY spoke with experts in child development on how remote school, reduced socialization and increased screen time is affecting kids. 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.

Kids These Days: Let’s Talk About Teens And Phones

Teens use their phones all the time, but may never talk about how they use them. The unspoken rules, expectations of social media; how phones impact relationships. Read the article or listen to the podcast here.

Dating And Relationships In The Digital Age

From distractions to jealousy, how Americans navigate cellphones and social media in their romantic relationships. Read the article and research here.

Teens Are Addicted To Socializing, Not Screens

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

Teens Help Seniors Stay Engaged By Offering Tech Tutoring

Teens teach seniors how to best use technology to reach out to loved ones, which has become increasingly important while they are forced to keep distance because of national COVID-19 concerns. 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.