Research + News | Topic: Social Communication
Nov 9, 2022
Cracking The Emoji Drug Code: How Teens Are Using Emojis To Buy And Deal Drugs
A mother is bringing attention to how emojis can be used as a secret code to purchase and sell drugs after she lost her son to a drug overdose. Read the article here.
Oct 19, 2022
The Hottest App Right Now? One Where Teens Have to Say Nice Things About Each Other
Gas is topping Apple’s App Store charts despite being limited to a handful of states. Read the article here.
Aug 25, 2022
What We Get Wrong About Teens And Screens
Teens’ digital struggles are part of a larger issue they’re facing. Read the article here.
Mar 15, 2022
What Teens See In Closed Online Spaces Like The Discord App
Unlike many other current popular social media platforms, Discord servers often function as closed communities, with invitations required to join. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2021
Teens: Dealing With Serious Issues In The Age Of Social Media
Teens are talking about some heavy topics online. Read the article here.
May 28, 2021
Balancing Our Uneasy Relationship With Technology After The Pandemic
There will be no return exactly to the pre-pandemic normal, as the use of new technologies in churches will not suddenly vanish. Read the article here.
Mar 10, 2021
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.
Jan 14, 2021
Chat Service Discord Doubles Valuation To $7 Billion
The service popular among videogamers raises $100 million as it aims to go mainstream. Read the article here.
Jan 4, 2021
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.
Dec 29, 2020
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.