Research + News | Topic: Relationships

New Study Finds 15 Percent of 6th Graders Commit Cyber Abuse

According to a new study, 15 percent of sixth-grade students report they have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology. Read the article here.

Televiewing Predicts Social Impairment During Adolescence

Young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation, and adopting violent and antisocial behavior toward other students at age 13, new research indicates.

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Sex, Lies and YouTube: The Predatory Side of Internet Fame

Over the last few years, dozens have come forward to share stories of YouTube creators who have had inappropriate relationships with those who see them as bona fide celebrities. Read the article here.

Online Pornography Warping Adolescent Brains

Addiction, unhealthy relationships and rising levels of sexual abuse in youth is the reality of easy access to pornographic material. Read the full article here.

Family Dinner Time? Better Leave the Cell Phone Behind

Vast majority of Americans say family dinners are something to look forward to. Read the data here.

Overusing Social Media As An Adolescent May Hurt Your Love Life Later On

Study shows predominant use of social media may limit the opportunity to practice in-person conversations that are crucial for adolescents, particularly boys. Read the article here.

How Are All Those Screens Changing Kids’ Behavior?

Given the amount of time kids are spending — six hours a day for tweens and nine for teens – with entertainment media, reflecting on how our human connections are being altered by our technological connections is of utmost importance. Read the article here.

If You Have More Than 200 Friends Online, You’re Totally Fake

A new study by researchers at the University of Oxford suggests that social media – despite its apparent efficiency in enabling us to communicate with large groups of people – can’t overcome our basic psychosocial wiring, which limits us to relationships with roughly 150-200 individuals. Read the article here.

The Surprisingly Depressing Experience of Going Viral

A viral video star writes about what overnight Internet fame taught him about real community, for Relevant Magazine. Read the article here.

These 10 Popular Apps Could Put Teenagers In Serious Danger

There’s plenty of apps on the market teens are using to stay one step ahead of their parents. Read the article here.