Research + News | Topic: Relationships

Teens With Low-Self Control, Excessive Screen Time And Questionable Friends More Likely To Hack

Teens with low-self control who excessively use digital devices and have friends who engage in questionable behavior could be more prone to hack. Read the article here.

For Teens, Romances Where The Couple Never Meets Are Now Normal

A generation that lives online is redefining dating; ‘We only met for 20 minutes and that was the first and last time we ever saw each other.’ Read the article here.

Madonna Says Giving Her Children Mobile Phones ‘Ended Their Relationship’

The singer says her children’s lives became dominated by the technology. Read the article here.

Technology Cuts Children Off From Adults, Warns Expert

One of the world’s foremost authorities on child mental health today warns that technology is threatening child development by disrupting the crucial learning relationship between adults and children. Read the article here.

Teens Aren’t Socializing In The Real World, And That’s Making Them Super Lonely

A new study finds that young people are reporting loneliness in increasing numbers and at a rate outpacing that of their elderly counterparts. Read the article here.

I Ditched My Phone, Moved To Nepal, And It Changed My Life

Culture shock can be an instigator of change. Read the blog post 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.

Phantom Community: What’s The Power Of Talk In A Digital Age?

A digital “sense” of connectedness is replacing or impeding our ways of “being” incarnate (“in the flesh”) with one another. Read this blog post from Fuller Youth Institute here.

Researchers Explore Pornography’s Effect On Long-Term Relationships

Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not, researchers say. Porn is a driver in making relationships worse, increasing the divorce risk. Read the full article here.

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.