Research + News | Topic: Social Communication

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.