Research + News | Topic: Social Communication
Feb 7, 2020
The Role Of Memes In Teen Culture
Memes can provide an opening for parents to talk to adolescents about serious issues like coronavirus or the possibility of war. Read the article here.
Feb 6, 2020
‘We’re constantly asked for pictures’: Teen Researches Why Sending Naked Pics Is Now Normal
Kiona Osowski’s Grade 12 research project started with a question, based on her own experiences as a 17-year-old teenager: why are girls so often asked for nude photos? Read the article here.
Jan 28, 2020
Our Daughter’s Nightly Struggle
Navigating this technology thing is not fun, for parents or our teens, but fighting the battle is worth it. Read the article here.
Jan 24, 2020
Teens Are Swapping AirPods And Using Google Translate To Secretly Talk To Each Other In School
One TikTok user demonstrated how swapping AirPods and using Google Translate is an effective way to communicate secretly. Read the article here.
Jun 17, 2019
Activist Campaigns Have Unforeseen Negative Impact On Teens
New research suggests such campaigns can harm vulnerable populations in ways not yet fully understood. Read the article here.
May 20, 2019
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.
May 15, 2019
Teens Smuggle Burner Phones To Defy Parents
One South Carolina family confiscated multiple phones their daughter had gotten from school friends or elsewhere. Read the article here.
Mar 22, 2019
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.
Mar 18, 2019
The Hottest Chat App For Teens Is… Google Docs
How a writing tool became the new default way to pass notes in class. Read the article here.
Feb 12, 2019
200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use – And Parents Need To Know
Police have revealed more than 200 terms teenagers have been using online to communicate – many of which will be unknown to parents. Read the article here.