Research + News | Topic: Digital Natives

I Traded My iPhone For A Flip Phone And I’ve Never Been Happier

A teenage tells the tale of using a flip phone after breaking their iPhone. Read the story here.

Parents Have No Clue About Teens’ Online Lives, Says Study

There is a gap between teenagers and parents over their understanding of family rules about being online, according to a new study by the National Cyber Security Alliance. Read the article here.

Six Potential Downsides of Social Media

The first generation raised with social media must recognize that each introduction of new technology brings some unintended consequences with it. Tim Elmore suggests we find ways to counter the negative realities that coincide with the emergence of social media. Read his blog post here.

As They Move Through Life Stages, Millennials’ Media Habits Are Different And Distinct

According to Nielsen’s Q4 2015 Total Audience Report, Millennials’ don’t have a uniform media palate. Their lives are in rapid transition as they finish their educations, join the workforce, move into their own homes and start families. And how they connect and what they connect with follows suit. Read the insights here.

Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online

Christianity Today interviews author Nancy Jo Sales are her new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. Read the interview here.

How Social Media Is Destroying The Lives Of Teen Girls

Author Nancy Joe Sales takes a look at slut pages, sink shots, Yik Yak, Finstas, Kik, Snapchat, revenge porn and more in her latest book.

Read the article here.

College Students’ Internet Addiction Has Mixed Effects On Families

On one hand, the Internet helps keep college students connected to their families when they are apart, but when they are together, their family complains about their excessive use of the Internet. Read the article here.

Tech Toys and Child Protection – The Internet of Toys

As connected devices gain traction and enter the world of children’s toys and gadgets, privacy concerns should addressed by manufacturers and parents alike. Read the article here.

Generation Z Digital Connections

According to a new Refuel Agency survey, teens (GenZ 13-15) are more connected and tech-fluent than the generations before them, with Instagram and Kik the messaging applications that young teens are most apt to often use. Read the research brief here.

“Put That Thing Down!” And More Things You’d Like to Say to Your Kids About Digital Media

…And more things you’d like to say to your kids about digital media. Read this blog from Fuller Youth Institute and Sticky Faith here.