Research + News | Topic: Relationships

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.

Phubbing Is Killing Relationships

Cellphones are not good for romantic relationships, which may lead to higher levels of depression, a new study finds. The researchers coined a term “phubbing,” or phone snubbing to describe the phenomenon. Read the article here.

6 Facts About Teen Romance in the Digital Age

Developing relationships, especially the romantic kind, are a fundamental part of growing up. Social media and mobile technology now permeate the lives of many teens, including their romantic relationships. A new Pew Research Center survey of 13- t0 17-year-olds examines how teens flirt, date and even break up in the digital age.

Read the full article and access the full results of the survey here.

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 It’s a trend describing socially withdrawn youth.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.