Contrary to how they’re typically represented in the news media, “few teens embrace a fully public approach to social media,” Pew Internet reports in a major new study, “Teens, Social Media and Privacy.” Yes, they share more about themselves than we did as teens, but “they take an array of steps to restrict and prune [...]
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Ninety-five percent of US 12-to-17-year-olds use the Internet, 93% have access to a computer at home and 71% of teens with that computer at home share it with other family members, according to a study released today – the biggest explanation, most probably, for why teens’ Net use has gotten so mobile. It allows them [...]
It’s as if the two just-released studies – from Nielsen and the Pew Internet Project – about US smartphone use were timed to Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5 (a quick list of what’s new about it at the New York Times) this week. Nielsen says that, not only do most of US cellphone owners [...]
Social media spaces are positive spaces for the most part, Amanda Lenhart of the Pew Internet Project reported at the annual Family Online Safety Institute conference today. “People in social network sites are generally kind,” she told the audience as she shared the findings of a Pew report released today, adding that the vast majority [...]
Cellphones are the top favorite, followed by computers (desktop, then laptop), according to Pew/Internet.
A new Pew study indicates current fears around online privacy will fade, that we’re in a trial-and-error period of adjustment to new media conditions.
If anybody considers Twitter and other status-update tools all about self-exposure (I don’t, but glad to “talk” with you about that in Twitter, Facebook, email, or the ConnectSafely forum), and consequently all about youth, the Pew Internet & American Life Project has evidence to the contrary – just out today. It found that “one out [...]
Seems it’s only a matter of time before Americans are accessing the Net via phones as much as on computers. And certainly, Web access is coming to the cellphone of a kid near you! A just-released survey by the Pew/Internet Project found that 56% of US adults have accessed the Internet wirelessly – via laptop, [...]
A new study in the medical journal Pediatrics found that “a history of childhood abuse and use of a provocative online identity increase the risk that girls will be victimized by someone they meet on the Internet,” CNN reports, and a key factor in reducing risk is “the presence and influence of caregivers.” and a [...]
The only way we can have solid, progressive parent-child and public discussions about children’s online safety is if we can keep the facts in mind when we read the latest news about predators in Facebook and MySpace – facts based on consistent, peer-reviewed academic research about online risk. So here are the key facts to [...]