Category Archives: Internet & Social Media

How Snapchat “Streaks” Are Getting Teens Addicted to the App

According to a national survey of American teenagers conducted by the University of Chicago, around three-quarters of adolescents aged 13-17 use Snapchat regularly. Snapchat’s main draw is that it erases photos and videos just seconds after receipt. Most teens use the app to share lighthearted, spontaneous moments. The app’s design is playful and fun. You […]

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Do You Speak Teen? Secret Code Words Your Adolescent is Using for Sex and Drugs

If you’re a parent of a teen, you may often wrinkle your forehead in confusion while speaking with your adolescent. It can be even more confusing when you hear your teen talk to others, or try to read their texts. If you’re not familiar with teen slang, some of their exchanges may seem unfamiliar or […]

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The Common Sense Census Part 3: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Tween and Teen Media Use

We recently posted two articles about a mammoth report published in November, 2015 by Common Sense Media about the way young people in the United States use media and technology. Conducted over six weeks in the early spring of 2015, the study included 2,658 children age eight to eighteen. Tweens were defined as children age eight […]

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The Common Sense Census Part 2: Socioeconomic Differences in Tween and Teen Media Use

We recently posted an article about a mammoth report published November 2015 by Common Sense Media about the way young people in the United States use media and technology. Conducted over six weeks in the early spring of 2015, the study included 2,658 children age eight to eighteen. Tweens were defined as children age eight to […]

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