Category Archives: Internet & Social Media

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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Long-Term Effects of Cyber and Traditional Bullying

The Negative Effects of Bullying The first scientific studies on bullying began to appear in the 1970s. Since then, the negative effects of bullying for both bullying victims and the individuals engaging in bullying behaviors have been well documented. A landmark study published in Children & Schools: A Journal of the National Association of Social […]

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Teens Obsessed with Online Gaming: Do You Have a Problem or Just Love Video Games? Take the Test

It’s not easy to tell the exact moment when something you love turns into an obsession. Not that being obsessed with something is always a bad thing. A better word for something you’re completely into might be passion. Obsession has kind of a sinister ring to it. They do have similar meanings, though. An obsession […]

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