About a third of online teens say they have been targets of online harassement. Older girls and intense internet users are the most likely to report these experiences.
The main point of the recent congressional briefing panel was to stop the misinformation and obfuscation around the issue of online child victimization, and to focus on the facts and observations that had emerged from our collective research.
The majority of teens actively manage their online profiles to keep the information they believe is most sensitive away from the unwanted gaze of strangers, parents and other adults.
Teens and parents are taking steps both technical and non-technical to protect themselves/teens online, including on social networking websites.
More than half (55%) of all online American youths ages 12-17 use online social networking sites.
Now that the election is long past and the Mark Foley scandal is perhaps a slightly less inflammatory subject, we can address some of the inquiries that we’ve gotten about young people and instant messaging.
More than a third or 35% of online adults create content online, and 57% of teenagers 12-17 make their own content to post to the Web. Younger users and home broadband users are the most avid content creators, and most post their creations online ...
A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers.
Teens and the Internet: Findings Submitted to the House Energy and Commerce Telecommunications Subcommittee
A summary document of Pew Internet Project data on youth and technology prepared in advance of testimony by Pew Internet staffer Amanda Lenhart at the House Telecom subcommittee hearings.
Testimony by Amanda Lenhart, Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet & American Life Project to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet hearing on H.R. 5319, The Deleting On-line Predators Act of 2006
The Project's formal testimony submitted to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Telecommunications Subcommittee for the Hearing on social networking websites and the Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006.