Research + News | Topic: Internet

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.

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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.

Kids Mimic Their Parents; That’s Why Nickelodeon is Jumping Online

Nickelodeon is launching its own video subscription service. Read more details here.

Help! My Teen’s Watching Online Porn

According to one study, 42% of Internet users ages 10 to 17 watched porn online in the past year. Read the article here.

Digital Technology is Ruining Childhood

Some 92% of children have a digital footprint by the age of 2, and now, most adults believe digital technology and the Internet are ruining childhood, according to Havas Worldwide’s “New Dynamics of Family” report. Read the article here.

The Internet is Fertile Ground for the Mosaic of Allegiances out of Which Teens Build Identity

Your teens years are a time to try on a bunch of different self-concepts. Read the article here.