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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Trends in Unwanted Online Experiences and Sexting

There has been considerable and growing concern voiced by schools, parents and the public about what youth experience while using the Internet and other electronic technologies. The last decade saw significant and rapid changes in youth online activity: ... read the entire article here.


Youth Involvement in Sexting

Several concerns have fueled the considerable attention to the problem of “youth sexting” among the media, parents, professionals, educators and law enforcement 1-3.(Sexting generally refers to sending sexual images and sometimes sexual texts via cell phone and ... click here to read the entire article

Monday, February 17, 2014

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

How American couples use digital technology to manage life, logistics, and emotional intimacy within their relationships

Summary of Findings

The internet, cell phones, and social media have become key actors in the life of many American couples— the 66% of adults who are married or in committed relationships. Couples use technology in the little and large moments. They negotiate over when to use it and when to abstain. A portion of them quarrel over its use and have had hurtful experiences caused by tech use. At the same time, some couples find that digital tools facilitate communication and support. A majority of those in couples maintain their own separate email and social media accounts, though a smaller number report sharing accounts and calendars. And fully two-thirds of couples share passwords. 
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