If so, you’re in luck—we’ve published several new reports on teens (ages 12-17) and technology over the past few months, with lots of great findings based on our nationally representative surveys as well as insights from in-person focus groups.
Teens, technology, and privacy
- Teens and Technology 2013 (March 2013): An overview of teens’ technology ownership and use, including cell phone, smartphone, and tablet ownership demographics.
- Teens, Social Media, and Privacy (May 2013): Includes an overview of teens’ social media use, including demographics of Facebook and Twitter users, the size of their online networks, and what sort of information they post. Also explores teens’ social media privacy practices and reputation management.
- Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice (August 2013): Who teens turn to with questions of how to manage content sharing and privacy settings.
- Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy (August 2013): How teen apps users manage their privacy on mobile devices, including what steps they take to uninstall or avoid apps due to privacy concerns.
The effects of technology on education
- The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools (July 2013): How digital technologies are impacting student writing, according to advanced placement and National Writing Project teachers who instruct middle and high school students.
- How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms (February 2013): Teachers discuss the impact of the internet and digital tools on their role educators.
Related library reports
- Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations (June 2013): Examines the reading and library habits of younger Americans ages 16-29, including a deeper analysis of those ages 16-17, 18-24, and 25-29.
- Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading (May 2013): A special analysis of how parents of minor children use libraries.