Here's news many people wouldn't expect to read: Of all age groups surveyed by a just-released US survey, teens were the biggest users of online privacy settings, "with 81% using privacy settings when setting up an online profile, compared to 76% of adults and 66% of tweens" (10-to-12-year-olds), according to the 2nd-annual Yahoo! Online Safety Survey. Teens are also best at monitoring their … [Read more...] about 81% of teens use privacy settings: Study
By Vanessa Van Petten Guest Contributor [Editor's note: All there is to say is, please pay attention, parents – these five points from Vanessa's interns are worth your consideration. They're borne out at my house, certainly.] I recently sent the teen interns who advise and write for RadicalParenting.com (there are 120 of them ages 13-19) a question. I asked them what are the top 5 … [Read more...] about Top 5 things every teen wants parents to know about tech
That statement, by Forbes writer David Martin, is and isn't true, I think. It's Martin's explanation for why, as reported last week, "for a second month in a row Facebook is losing users in the US, Britain and Canada" (I think PC Magazine had a better set of explanations, but it's all speculation; the BBC had Facebook's response). Of course we know that one of the tasks of adolescence is to push … [Read more...] about In FB, ‘kids don’t want to be friends with their parents’?
Facebook for Facebook's sake – for something to do – is one way some teens use the site, some in wealthier Nashville communities, for example, according to some early observations in social media researcher danah boyd's current field work. "Teens who are more likely to be stuck at home ... are ... much more likely to sit and chat on Facebook because it’s Facebook." They're also texting at … [Read more...] about Fresh insights into teen social media use
This isn't about social technology, like most of what I blog about, but it is about life and adolescent development, and teen use of social tech is mostly about life, so this is important for parents to know: time with their parents is a good things, teens said in a recent survey by Family Circle, KATV.com in Atlanta reports. "Seventy percent of teens said they were happy with how much attention … [Read more...] about Teens want time with their parents: Study