Research + News | Topic: Relationships

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see. Read the article here.

Teens, Technology and Friendships

The latest research from Pew shows that video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends. View the research here.

Social Networks Replace Mall as the New Teen Hangout, Poll Finds

Cyber friendships are increasingly becoming part of “reality” for today’s teenagers. Read the article here.

Do Your Students Struggle With Hikikomori?

Hikikomori is a phenomenon first read about in Japan, but it has spread to other cultures such as Spain, France, Italy, and Latin America. It’s a trend describing socially withdrawn youth. Read the article here.

6 Adult Dating Apps Teens Are Using Too

Common Sense Media takes a look at the made-for-grown-ups apps that are easily accessible and increasingly trendy with teens. Read the article here.

‘More Connected, Yet More Alone’

As our society (and our lives) become more saturated with technological devices, is our “connected” culture creating a society of lonely people? Read the article here.

Many Teens Suffer ‘Cyber’ Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

Many teens are being monitored, stalked, threatened and harassed online by the people they’re dating. Read the article here.

Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren’t As Lonely As You Think

Loneliness may be part of the human condition, but social media don’t seem to be harming teenagers’ social lives. Read more here.

1 in 3 Teenagers Meet Social Media ‘Friends’ In Real Life

The BBC reports that a third of 15 to 18-year-olds in the UK have met someone in person they originally met through social media. Read the full article here.

Screen Time Makes Tweens Clueless on Reading Social Cues

How will all of this new digital screen time affect our children’s ability to socialize, talk to each other and relate in the world? Read the article here.