Internet & Tech Nov. 16, 2009

Teens and Distracted Driving

A new study finds that 43% of older American teens have talked on their cell phones and a quarter have sent text messages while driving; nearly half of all teenagers have been in a car whose driver was texting.

Internet & Tech Aug. 19, 2009

More and More Teens on Cell Phones

Significantly behind just a few years ago, teens are quickly catching up to adults in cell phone ownership. Few demographic differences exist among teens in use, with one exception: age. A sharp increase in ownership occurs at age 14, right at the transition from middle to high school.

Internet & Tech Jan. 28, 2009

Generations Online in 2009

Contrary to the image of Generation Y as the “Net Generation,” internet users in their twenties do not dominate every aspect of online life. Gen X is the most likely to shop, bank and look for health information online. And larger percentages of older generations are doing many more activities online.

Internet & Tech Jan. 14, 2009

Social Networks Grow: Friending Mom and Dad

The share of adult internet users who have a profile on a social networking site has more than quadrupled in the past four years.

Internet & Tech Dec. 7, 2008

Video Games: Adults are Players Too

Video games aren’t just child’s play; more than half of adults and about a quarter of seniors are digital gamers too.

U.S. Politics Sep. 23, 2008

Cell Phones and the 2008 Vote: An Update

As in two preceding tests, a new survey shows that including cell phone interviews results in slightly more support for Obama and slightly less for McCain.

Internet & Tech Sep. 16, 2008

Teens, Video Games and Civics

The first nationally representative study of teen video game play and civic engagement looks at which teens are playing what games, the equipment they use, the social context of their play, and the role of parents and parental monitoring.

Internet & Tech Apr. 24, 2008

Writing, Technology and Teens

Most teenagers spend a considerable amount of their life composing texts, but they don’t regard most of the material they create electronically as real writing. Does e-communication help – or hurt – students’ writing skills?

Internet & Tech Dec. 19, 2007

Teen Content Creators

Some 93% of teens use the internet, and more of them than ever are treating it as a venue for social interaction — a place where they can share creations, tell stories, and interact with others.

Internet & Tech Oct. 24, 2007

Parents, Teens and Technology

Family members tend to use the same kinds of gadgets, but teenagers find them more useful.