Research + News | Topic: Social Communication

Revealed: How Pressures of Online Life Undermine Teenage Girls’ Self-Esteem

Teenagers – especially girls – increasingly doubt themselves, partly due to the boom in the use of social media and online communication. Read the article here.

Young People Power Viral Charity Campaigns

The Ice Bucket Challenge demonstrated the power of young people to drive viral campaigns. Does it reflect altruism, narcissism, or both? Read the article here.

Teen Creates Awesome Science Project That Could Help Stop Cyberbullying

A 13-year-old has created a project that could actually stop cyberbullying. Read about it here.

Millennials’ Social Shares Don’t Stop with the Post

Social chatter is becoming more influential on purchasing and consumption decisions. Read the report here.

Survey: 40% of U.S. Web Users Harassed Online

The survey found half of respondents did not know the person harassing them. Read the full article here.

What You Wish You Knew About Teens and Digital Media

Fuller Youth Institute’s exclusive interview with danah boyd on their Via Media blog. Read the full interview here.

Millennials Most Digitally Connected Generation

Millennials spend 14.5 hours each week texting, talking and accessing social media on their smartphone, more than any other generation, according to a report from Experian Marketing Services. Read the article here.

‘Sextortion’ Is An Online ‘Epidemic’ Against Children

The number of complaints of online enticement of children is climbing. Read the full story here.

Not Selling Out: Teens Live in Commercial Online Spaces Because That’s Their Only Option

danah boyd argues that teens “live” online because they often have no other place to go. Read the full article here.

The Weird Wide World of Internet Celebrity

New York magazine features profiles of many different online celebrities that your kids may be following. View the article here.