Australian young people are highly connected people, on the whole. Part of the reason, probably, is that they’re such mobile users. They’re “disproportionately likely” to be online with a smartphone or other handheld device, according to the AU Kids Online report. “Whereas 46% of Australian [9-to-16-year-olds] say they access the Internet via a smart handheld [...]
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Nothing formal and scientific, but a quick up-to-the-minute snapshot: To get a handle on current social media use by teens and young adults, Silicon Valley investor Gary Tan blogged, he conducted a little survey with DIY market research startup Survata. He wrote that he asked just under 546 13-to-18-year-olds and 492 19-to-25-year-olds what social media [...]
If there were no Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, teens would be safer in social media, a new study from researchers at New York University indicates (pdf). Without COPPA, children under 13 would have little to no reason to lie about their age to set up a Facebook account, for example (this would be true [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I’m not sure “the graying of social networking,” as Pew puts it, quite describes what Pew discovered in its latest look at adult use of social sites in the US. It’s more the mainstreaming of social networking, I think. “Fully 65% of adult internet users now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, [...]
The number of people using social network sites “has nearly doubled since 2008″ to 59% of US Net users (47% of US adults in general) and the population of social sites has gotten older, the Pew Internet Project found. “The average age of adult-SNS [social network site] users has shifted from 33 in 2008 to [...]
Study shows parents and teens surprisingly in sync on teen social networking, but 72% of parents do monitor their kids’ use of the social Web.
Filling those in-between intervals of time with media, communication, and entertainment on digital devices may be the opposite of what our (and our children’s) brains need.
I had a feeling that at least some of social networking’s growth had to do with parents joining to learn about this huge presence in their kids’ lives. Now the Pew Internet Project has some data at least on grownups, if not parents. “The share of adult internet users who have a profile on a [...]