Did you know that we parents are pretty darn engaged with the young social media users at our houses? To our credit, I feel, most of us are folding social media into our parenting, the Pew Internet researchers report. For example – although high school student Jake tells his friend that he’s “probably the only [...]
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This article was originally published June 11, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 9/29/12. Thankfully, the youth part of “Talking to Youth and Parents about Life Online” had a whole lot of good news in it, because my heart sank when I read this first paragraph on parents’ views [...]
In terms of national-level Internet penetration, the US is fifth in the world (at 78.2% of our population), after the UK (82%), South Korea (80.9%), Germany (79.9%), and Japan (78.4%), according to InternetWorldStats.com’s Top 20 countries list for number of Net users (as 6/30/11). Purely in terms of Internet users, the Top 5 are China [...]
Using the Internet to talk on the phone has really started to take off, the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports. A quarter of US adults Internet users have made phone calls online now (19% of all US adults), up from 8% (and 6%) in 2007. Now, 5% of US Internet users make calls [...]
The research cited by the AAP’s brief section on it “doesn’t have anything to to do with ‘Facebook depression’,” Dr. Davila said.
Prominent US online-risk researcher David Finkelhor says there’s no evidence to support fears that the Internet increases youth risk and, in fact, there’s evidence suggesting the opposite.
The Joan Ganz Cooney Research Center took a deep dive into seven studies about 0-to-10-year-olds’ digital tech use in the past five years.
The latest EU Kids Online pan-European study found that the Internet is now central to young people’s lives throughout the continent.
Not necessarily, but while a just-released study doesn’t come out and blame the Internet, one of its lead researchers seems to. The latest release of the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future’s longitudinal survey found that 28% of Americans say they’re spending less time with their families, up from 11% in 2006, according to an [...]