It's hard to believe the high end of the Millennials age bracket is over 30 already! The Pew Research Center's definition says they're all adults, putting their age range at 18-33 (check out Pew's 6 distinguishing characteristics of this generation), while Ypulse.com has a range of 14-32, a huge spectrum, considering 14-year-olds have just started high school and lots of 32-year-olds are already … [Read more...] about Millennials’ changing social media use: Survey
Probably because I'm a baby-boomer, I will never lose my sense of wonder that this is what's possible, now – 10-year-olds able not just to dream about the future but start making it happen while they're dreaming. To wit: 5th-grader Niel Mac is a professional EDM disc jockey in El Paso, Texas, who just started a blended school-plus-home-study solution because he's "about to start traveling" for DJ … [Read more...] about 10-year-old professional DJ
A couple of things 21-year-old US student Charles Tong told YPULSE in its latest "millennial interview" reminded me of a study of Brazilians his age. Referring to the site where President Obama made a seemingly impromptu appearance this week, Charles talked about how reddit is one of his favorite social sites "because it easily connects me to millions of other anonymous like-minded users around my … [Read more...] about Global ‘collective of information’: Student
"It doesn’t matter how safe developers try to make these games, kids will still experiment with what they can say and do," says Julia Tanenbaum, who just finished her freshman year in high school and serves on the Ypulse Youth Advisory Board. Now extremely interested in anime and Japanese pop culture (she's studying Japanese), Tanenbaum looks back on her days in kids' virtual worlds. Her piece … [Read more...] about A teen on kid virtual worlds: Insights
In "What Parents Don't Know," MediaPost blogger Jack Loechner echoes Common Sense Media's own conclusion from its recent survey: that there's "a continuing disconnect between parents and kids when it comes to kids' digital lives." [Pew/Internet reported a "digital disconnect" in 2002, but between students and their schools, which I plan to write about next week.]But how different are kids' … [Read more...] about Parental disconnect: Good, bad & increasingly nonexistent?