From heart emojis on Instagram to saying goodbye to a relationship with a text message, digital technology plays an important role in teen relationships.
Class of 2025 expected to be the biggest, most diverse ever
Attention, parents of third graders: If demographic patterns hold, your children could be in the largest U.S. college freshman class ever.
How having smartphones (or not) shapes the way teens communicate
It may seem as if basic or flip phones are a thing of the past, given that 73% of teens have a smartphone. But that still leaves 15% of teens who only have a basic cellphone and 12% who have none at all, and it makes a difference in the way each group communicates.
Analysis shows fewer Hispanic young adults ‘disconnected’ from school, jobs
Helped by the economic recovery, the share not working or enrolled in school dropped to a historic low of 16% by 2014, a Pew Research Center analysis found.
For teens, phone calls are reserved for closer relationships
Texting is the most common and frequent way that teens communicate with all types of friends, but they haven’t abandoned phone calling – especially among their closest friends.
6 takeaways about teen friendships in the digital age
Our latest report focuses on how teens develop and sustain friendships in the digital age, including where they meet, communicate and spend time with friends.
Teens, Technology and Friendships
American teens don't just make friends in the schoolyard or neighborhood — many are finding new friends online. Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact.
Where teens are finding summer jobs: More food service, less retail
Fewer teens are working summer jobs, but those who are are more likely to be in the accommodation and food service sector and less likely to be working retail.
The fading of the teen summer job
The share of teens working summer jobs has dwindled, from well over half as recently as the 1980s to less than a third last year.
On social media, mom and dad are watching
Today, 60% of parents have checked their teenagers' profile on a social networking site.
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