Research + News | Topic: Relationships

Social Media Makes Teenagers ‘Feel Like Inadequate Star of Their Own Second-Rate Biopic’

The rise of social networking sites is putting children at greater risk of bullying and body image worries than ever before, a leading headmaster has warned. Read the full story here.

Social Media Affecting Teens’ Concepts of Friendship, Intimacy

Young people feel socially supported by having large networks of on-line friends they may never see. Read the full story here.

What Your Teen Is Really Doing All Day On Twitter and Instragram

A look at teens and social media and the research from danah boyd’s new book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. Read the full article here.

Sexting and Sexual Behavior in At-Risk Adolescents

A research article published in Pediatrics. Download the entire report here.

The Innovation of Loneliness

What is the connection between social networks and being lonely? Watch the short video here.

What Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Instagram, and Internet Porn Are Doing to America’s Teenage Girls

Gender roles are being affected by online social networking and Internet pornography. Read the full article here.

10 Surprising Pornography Stats

10 quick stats from Covenant Eyes about pornography. Read the full article here.

How to Miss a Childhood

A blog post from HandsFreeMama that encourages parents to put down their electronic devices. Read the post here.

For Better and For Worse, 1 in 3 Teens are Facebook Friends with Their Mothers

1 in 3 mothers are now connected with their teens over Facebook. Read the full article here.

If The Internet Gets Less Scary for Teens, Will It Also Be Less Cool?

Friending your mom on Facebook is so not cool. Friending Lady Gag’s mom? Maybe. Read the full article here.