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A Majority of Teens Have Experienced Some Form of Cyberbullying | Pew Research Center
"59% of U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online, and a similar share says it's a major problem for people their age. At the same time, teens mostly think teachers, social media companies and politicians are failing at addressing this issue."
bullying  online  internet  harassment  teenager 
october 2018 by tsuomela
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
"Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data; just 9% say they are “very” concerned."
privacy  teenager  children  internet  behavior  online 
may 2013 by tsuomela
The tweet smell of celebrity success: Explaining variation in Twitter adoption among a diverse group of young adults
What motivates young adults to start using the popular microblogging site Twitter? Can we identify any systematic patterns of adoption or is use of the service randomly distributed among internet users of this demographic? Drawing on unique longitudinal data surveying 505 diverse young American adults about their internet uses at two points in time (2009, 2010), this article looks at what explains the uptake of Twitter during the year when the site saw considerable increase in use. We find that African Americans are more likely to use the service as are those with higher internet skills. Results also suggest that interest in celebrity and entertainment news is a significant predictor of Twitter use mediating the effect of race among a diverse group of young adults. In contrast, interest in local and national news, international news, and politics shows no relationship to Twitter adoption in this population segment.
twitter  teenager  children  research  social-media  longitudinal  celebrity  fame 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Popularity Sucks: Kids Should Embrace Their Inner Loser, Author Says | Quirk Theory
"LS: What's the difference between these two types of popularity?

AR: One type is "perceived popularity," which is who kids think is popular, and the other is "sociometric popularity," which is who the kids actually like. In today's schools, to be popular does not mean to be liked.

The in-crowd at most schools often falls into the "perceived popular" category. It turns out that students in this group are more likely to engage in risky behavior. They are often less likely to do well in school. They are more likely to conform, because they're more likely to feel pressure from their group to conform. Perceived popular students are much more likely to be involved in aggression, including relational aggression, which includes things like rumor-spreading, whispering, and eye-rolling. [The History of Human Aggression]

It's a very Machiavellian atmosphere to try to obtain and then retain popularity in schools today. What I'm saying is, it is not worth it. "
interview  book  author  popular  sociology  high-school  teenager  cliques  success  quirkiness 
may 2011 by tsuomela
Lance Mannion: Falling in love with a life of adventure when the grown-ups want you to go into accounting
The problem these articles are identifying is this:  What are our kids doing instead of doing what we want them to be doing at the moment?

The problem with the problem, though, is that what we want them to be doing is preparing to be forty-five years old.

The kids are all right and they’re no fools.  They know what we want them to do and they don’t like it much.

The real problem is that there is no alternative for them between preparing to be forty-five and sitting around bored to tears all day.

So they compromise.  That is, they offer a teenager’s version of compromise, which is to put off doing what the adults want them to do by promising to do it later.  Then they sit around bored to tears, looking for ways to distract themselves from their boredom.
education  technology  children  teenager  moral-panic  technology-effects  pedagogy  high-school  adolescence  creativity 
november 2010 by tsuomela
America's Tough Love Habit | Mother Jones
For decades, Americans have tolerated "tough love" treatment not just for terrorists, but for vulnerable youth.
torture  punishment  children  teenager  youth  terrorism  america 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Psychology Today: Trashing Teens
The factory system doesn't work in the modern world, because two years after graduation, whatever you learned is out of date. We need education spread over a lifetime, not jammed into the early years
education  teenager  history  criticism  culture 
june 2007 by tsuomela
LibraryCrunch: Practioners of Panic and the Culture of Fear
Fear, in the world of libraries, usually comes in the form of homeless, teens, and gangs. As we open our doors to more and more people, as we try to expand our service offerings to a wider audience, we inevitably cause some people to worry about certain n
library  policy  teenager  moralpanic 
june 2007 by tsuomela

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