Young people feel socially supported by having large networks of on-line friends they may never see. Read more
Emerging adults are among the most avid users of digital communication technologies, including texting, instant messaging (IM), and video chat (Duggan & Brenner, 2013; Lenhart et al., 2011). Read more
Almost a quarter of preteens are using social media and it is having a profound impact on their values, a new national survey released Thursday has found. Read more
Un estudio de la U. de California analizó los programas de TV más exitosos en cada una de las últimas cuatro décadas y los valores que inspiraron. Read more
IT was a Monday when Benni Cinkle, a 14-year-old high school student from Anaheim Hills, Calif., received a text message from her classmate Rebecca Black saying that an unofficial fan page devoted to Ms. Cinkle had popped up on Facebook. Read more
The findings by UCLA psychologists who conducted the study mark a dramatic shift from the past, when “community feeling” — being part of a group — was the top value as recently as 1997. Read more
Is fame more important to tweens than it used to be? A new study suggests that young kids of this decade are vastly more familiar with and are more likely to value individualistic personality traits like fame, achievement and wealth than kids of past eras Read more
Although the world wide web has been around for just 20 years, it is hard to imagine life without it. It has given us instant access to vast amounts of information, and we’re able to stay in touch with friends and colleagues more or less continuously.
About 75 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States own a mobile phone, up from 45 percent in 2004 Read more
Kids most likely to spend a lot of time texting and on Facebook, among other networking sites, may be more well-adjusted, studies suggest.
Our mission is to study children, teens, and emerging adults’ interaction with the newer forms of interactive digital media and to see how these interactions both affect and reflect their offline lives and long-term development.