Research + News | Topic: Internet

‘Generation Free': How Teens Have No Concept of Paying for Content Online

Forget generation Z – today’s youngsters are generation “free” when it comes to how they consumer music and TV content. Read the article here.

Japan Tries Online Detox for 500,000 Teenagers Addicted to the Internet

Digital detox centers are becoming more important at battling online obsessives. Read the article here.

Teens Search Internet for Healthy Living Advice for ‘Surprising’ Reasons

One in three teens say they have changed a health-related behavior based on information they found online. Read the article here.

2015 Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2015 conference presentation. View the slideshow here.

Blackmailers Trade Nude Pics Like Baseball Cards on the ‘Dark Web’

Hackers are breaking into webcams and emails and social networks to gain access to intimate images. They then threaten to make the images public, and share them with the victim’s friends and family, if she does not comply.

Read the article here.

UK Teenagers Are Spending Longer Than Ever Online

Internet use in the UK has doubled in the past decade, thanks mostly to teenagers and young adults who access the Internet on tablets and smartphones. Read the article here.

Resilience, Not Abstinence, May Help Teens Battle Online Risk

Boosting teenagers’ ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the Internet, may be a more practical and effective strategy for keeping them safe, according to a team of researchers. Read the article here.

6 Facts About Americans and Their Smartphones

A new Pew Research Center report analyzes smartphone ownership and the attitudes and behaviors of smartphone owners. Read 6 key findings from the report here.

Child’s Play: Connected Aussie Kids Spend up to Equivalent of 3 School Days Online Every Week

Connected youths in Australia aged 2-15 years are spending an average of 11.5 hour with the Internet each week… older teens spend 18.7 hours in an average week online. Read the research here.

Chinese Teenager Chops Off His Own Hand in a Bid to Cure His Addiction to the Internet

One Chinese boy, 19, took extreme measures to address his Internet addiction. Read the full story here.