Research + News | Topic: Relationships

More Education Is Needed To Help Teens And Young Adults Stand Up To A New Epidemic: Digital Dating Abuse

Mary Kay’s annual ‘Truth About Abuse’ Survey reveals more than 80 percent of young people need more information to talk to friends about abuse. Read the article here.

How Technology Changes Teen Romance

The topic of teenage romance and sex has always been charged, but today’s pervasive digital technology has succeeded in turning up the wattage. Some parents have an easy and open channel with their adolescent around all things amorous while others find the subject painfully awkward and try to avoid it altogether. Read the full article here.

Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence

Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.

Some Teens Would Rather FaceTime Than See Friends In Person

Nearly one in five teens surveyed preferred video chat via platforms like FaceTime or Skype over face-to-face hangout sessions. Read the research here.

Humanity, Not Technology: The Idea Worth Spreading

More tech is not the answer, and tech without mindfulness is likely to make things worse. Read the article here.

The Highs and Lows of Teens’ Instagram Use

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found. Read the article here.

12 Ways Pornography Just Doesn’t Show Enough

This article from The Federalist states, “Pornography doesn’t go far enough to promote genuine love, which we can see primarily in three areas: conjugal love, relationships, and privacy.” Read the full article here.

Five Ways To Protect Students From Social Media

Tim Elmore says in a recent blog post, “Social media has become such an influential factor in students’ lives so rapidly, that, by and large, we’ve not figured out how to “civilize” it yet.”

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Tinder For Teens? Parents Freaking Out Over New App

Yellow, a new app, is advertised in the app store for kids ages 12 and up. It’s designed to help find new friends on Snapchat and is very similar to the dating app Tinder; with its swipe left, swipe right method. Read the article here.

New Study Finds 15 Percent of 6th Graders Commit Cyber Abuse

According to a new study, 15 percent of sixth-grade students report they have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology. Read the article here.