Research + News | Topic: Digital Citizenship
Sep 13, 2017
Culture Associated With Social Media Can Lead To Inappropriate Posts
Researchers from the University of Plymouth discovered risky social media posts are not just due to impulsivity, but might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s the right thing to do’. Read the article here.
Aug 18, 2017
Teens And The Distorted Reality Of Social Media
Instagram, Snapchat, Photoshop and special filters have created an aura of plastic beauty that makes our girls and boys feel less than, every second they scroll down their smartphone’s screen.
Read the full article here.
Aug 11, 2017
5 Skills – From Empathy To Manners – That Tech Might Be Eroding (And What To Do About It)
If you’re drowning in devices, but politeness is in short supply, it’s time to get back to basics. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.
Jul 27, 2017
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.
Jul 17, 2017
Former iPod/iPhone Creator: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”
Tony Fadell, one of the minds behind the iPod and the iPhone, mulls design’s unintended consequences. Read the article here.
Jul 13, 2017
Talk To Your Teenager About Digital Literacy
Many young people have not yet fully grasped that what they share online can derail their future. Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2017
Forming Family Values In A Digital Age
Forces like technology are influencing habits in the home and disrupting traditional norms that have shaped young people for generations. But some things never change—like the parental responsibility for setting and communicating the values of their home and family.
Read this research from Barna and take a look at the book from Andy Crouch The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place here.
Jun 16, 2017
What Is “Brain Hacking”? Tech Insider On Why You Should Care
Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager. Read the article and watch the report from Anderson Cooper here.
Jun 12, 2017
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.
May 29, 2017
The Secret Online World of British Teens: How Streaks, Deep Likes And Ghosting Define Young Lives
Britain’s teenagers are growing up in a new online world, rife with anxiety-inducing social pressures, bullying, and security issues. What’s it like to grow up online?
Read the article from WIRED here.