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[20 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
More Advertising Leading to More E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

Did you know almost 7 in 10 middle and high school students are exposed to e-cigarette ads. E-cigarette advertising dollars have risen from $6.4 million in 2011 to $115 million in 2014…

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[26 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
The Impact of the It Can Wait Campaign on Teen Driving Culture

Major mobile carriers like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have banded together, spending millions to convince teens not to use their services. The powerful It Can Wait campaign urges teens (and drivers of all ages) to wait until they get to their destination before reading, writing or sending text messages. According to Distraction.gov, drivers are twice as likely to crash if they are texting while in motion.

The campaign’s adverts depict gut wrenching stories in an aim to save lives…

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[8 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
How Facebook can Hurt Teen’s Chances for College

Last Year, Facebook changed the minimum age requirement for joining Facebook to 13 years old. However, approximately 7.5 million users were under 13, 5 million users under 10, according to Consumer Reports’ 2011 State of the Net Survey, showing us that social media is an inextricable part of preadolescents’ lives from a very early age…

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[15 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Sobering Cyberbulling Statistics [Infographic]

1 in 6 teens are cyberbullied.

Teens who are cyberbullied are 3,5x more likely to attempt suicide than those who aren’t bulled.

Cyberbullying is defined as the “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell
phones, and other electronic devices.” Currently 80% of teens are on cell phones and on social media sites giving them the almost unhindered ability to communicate with one another for good or bad….

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[16 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Are Teenagers bored of Facebook? [Infographic]

Did you know…

– Facebook usage among teens in the US has declined 7% in the last 6 months?
– Facebook users are getting older?
– Tumblr has become the biggest player in teen usage?
– Mothers are taking over Facebook!?

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[12 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Three Easy Ways to Protect Your Child on Facebook

From the bus stop to the home computer, kids are vulnerable little creatures. Even in the comfort of home sitting right beside you on the couch, your child is essentially exposed to online predators and Internet dangers while playing on a laptop. And the moment they log onto Facebook, they’re open to whole new world that, without boundaries and limitations, threatens their safety…

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[24 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Teens Standing up to Cyber Bullies on Facebook

It’s Back to School & Cyberbulling
It’s back to school time. Many schools will be starting this week or the next. It’s the time to think about new classes, new teachers, perhaps new friends, but also a time to think about the many issues in present youth culture.

One of the biggest is cyberbullying. According to a new study, 1 in 4 kids claim to be targets of cyberbullying, nearly 2 of 3 teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, but only 10% of parents are aware that their own teens are one of the recipients. Most of these attacks happen on Facebook where a whopping 92.6% of teens say cruel behavior takes place.

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[12 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
How Much Data does Your Child Use Per Month?

Teens ages 13 to 17 use on average 320MB of data per month?
Adults ages 25-34 use on average 578MB of data per month?

During Q3 of 2011, female teens had reached 3,952 texts per month. Male teens were at a “paltry” 2,815 per month. Some people argue that social networks and easy communication access is lowering children’s ability to socially connect with others. Well…

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[29 Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Is Being Hyperconnected Hurting or Helping our Children?

Why do high tech employees and internet executives not want their child online or using technology?

Does being Hyperconnected online through technology potentially hurt child development and even adult development?

A recent survey released by Pew Internet Projects asked technology experts about this issue… read on!

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[8 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Study says Facebook Users are Narcissist! [Study]

A new study determined that the overuse of Facebook can lead to the development of psychological disorders in teens. Some sample findings:

– Teens who use Facebook show more narcissistic tendencies.
– Young adults who use Facebook show more psychological issues such as mania, anti-social behavior and aggression.
– Children who overuse media and technology (ex. Facebook, Video Games, TV) tends to show negative effects on health. They are more prone to depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems.

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Teen Choice Awards Chooses R-Rated Movies?

What are your thoughts on the fact that three R Rated, raunchy comedies earned multiple nominations at the TEEN choice awards?

The three R rated movie in question are “The Hangover Part II”, “Bridesmaids” and “Bad Teacher”. The Hangover Part II earned a six nominations, while Bridesmaid and Bad teacher were nominated for best comedy. Remember this is the TEEN choice awards for 13-19 year-olds voting for what they consider the best movies, shows, and music of the year.

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[23 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Young People More Comfortable Online than Offline

This just in. Shocking story! A study from Kidscape, a children’s charity, showed that young people feel more comfortable with themselves online than they are offline. 45% of 11-18 year olds said they were happier online.

” [it’s] easier to be who you want to be, because nobody knows you and if you don’t like the situation you can just exit and it is over. ”

Ok. So not really shocking.
Is any of this surprising to you?