Research + News | Topic: Relationships
Dec 19, 2014
‘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.
Dec 9, 2014
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.
Dec 9, 2014
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.
Oct 21, 2014
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.
Aug 29, 2014
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.
Jul 11, 2014
Young Teens Who Receive Sexts Are 6 Times More Likely To Report Having Had Sex
A new study from USC takes a look at the relationship between “sexting” and sexual behavior in early adolescence. Read the article here.
May 6, 2014
Teenagers ‘More Confident Talking to Each Other via Smartphones than Face-to-Face’
Half of teenagers are more confident expressing themselves over text or social media than a traditional face to face conversation. Read the article here.
Mar 20, 2014
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.
Feb 24, 2014
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.
Feb 21, 2014
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.