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27 Mar 13

"With the rise of photo services like Snapchat and Instagram, Facebook is seeing a decline in its younger users"

16 Nov 12

"Needless to say, parents of teens nowadays must do everything they can to stay in-the-know. Since your teens have grown up in an online world, they may very well be more online savvy than you, but this shouldn’t be an excuse to give up. As parents, we must challenge ourselves to become familiar with the complexities of the teen online universe and stay educated on the various devices your teens are using to go online."

19 Oct 12

"Just days after reports of Amanda Todd committing suicide over being bullied comes news from the City of Thunder Bay Police over concerns of nude pictures of local teens being distributed to other teens in the city. Amanda Todd committed suicide after being harassed online after flashing an unknown male and showing her breasts while in the seventh grade reportedly during an online video chat"

04 Jun 12

When I was a graduate student in neuroscience at the University of Michigan, we would record the brains of animals and try to figure out what the brains were doing.

24 May 12

What happens when teens play games that emphasize kindness and compassion instead of violence and aggression? Neuroscientist Richard Davidson plans to find out.

01 Feb 12

Digital technology is changing every day, so it’s easy to make mistakes with phones and computers

28 Jan 12

It was probably a rather small step for Lego but it was certainly one giant leap for a Lego man when he was launched into space by a couple of Canadian teens recently.

18 Aug 11

Facebook has published a free, 20-page guide aimed at teens, their parents and teachers that explains best practices for protecting their safety and privacy on the site.

02 Jul 11

After a close encounter with a texting teen at a busy intersection recently, we wondered: Has texting taken over as the primary form of communication for today’s teens?

16 Jul 10

Kids around the country are getting high on the internet, thanks to MP3s that induce a state of ecstasy. And it could be a gateway drug leading teens to real-world narcotics.

05 May 10

Flowtown has posted an infographic illustrating cellphone use among teenagers. The data, which is sourced from Pew Internet Research, visually underscores something we’ve known for a long time: Teens love to text.

23 Nov 08

Understanding mobile youth culture since 2001

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