report | Aug 22, 2013

Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy

58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.

short read | Aug 21, 2013

British teen’s suicide puts cyber-bullying back in spotlight

The early-August suicide of a 14-year-old British girl and her father’s anguished Facebook posts about it has prompted the website Ask.fm to beef up its anti-bullying tools and practices. It has also reignited the debate over the extent of online bullying and its impact. Ask.fm is a Latvia-based site that allows users to pose and […]

report | Aug 15, 2013

Teens Haven’t Abandoned Facebook (Yet)

Our national survey data did not indicate a decrease in the total number of Facebook-using teens, even though the focus group findings suggest that teens’ relationship with Facebook is complicated and may be evolving.

report | Aug 15, 2013

Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice

Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online, but when they do seek advice, they go primarily to peers and parents.

short read | Jul 11, 2013

Is childhood obesity contagious?

Every parent knows that young children catch lots of things at school: chicken pox, the flu and, of course, the annual back-to-school cold. Now there’s evidence that kids can catch something else from their classmates:  obesity. Of course there isn’t a fat virus, or at least one we know about.  But a research team from […]

short read | Jun 27, 2013

Why boys with sisters are more likely to be Republicans

Interesting things happen when little boys grow up with sisters: They are less likely to help mom with housekeeping chores—and they’re more likely to grow up to be Republicans, according to a new paper published in the latest issue of the Journal of Politics (doc). Young men who were raised with sisters also are more likely […]

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