Research + News | Topic: Relationships

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.

6 Ways Social Media Is Ruining Our Friendships

Don’t let digital interactions replace real-life intimacy. Read the article here.

Distracted By Technology At Mealtimes – It’s Not Who You May Think

Which generation is distracted most by technology at mealtimes, and which generation eats away from home most frequently? The findings from a recent Nielsen global survey may surprise you.

Read the report here.

“Sexting Is The New Flirting” As Teens Turn to Secretive Apps

CBS This Morning takes a look at what kids are using to hide inappropriate images. Read the full article here.

Social Media Fuels Teen Flirtations – And Insecurity

A new Pew Research Center study, based on a national survey of more than 1,000 teens aged 13 to 17, found that 55 percent have physically flirted with someone or chatted them up to let them know they’re interested. Read the full article here.