One of the burning questions of our time: why is social networking so compelling for young people?
Young people who use social networking websites habitually are more likely to use them critically, according to research conducted in Spain. Parents may have more to worry about when their children aimlessly browse social networks.
“There’s one born every minute” -- so the snide saying goes. But a British television channel has turned it to a positive use.
Cyberbullying. The New York Times has a whole series of long
articles about it. Evidently it is a problem we can’t ignore.
As young people turn increasingly to texting and instant messaging to
communicate with their friends, psychologists worry that they are
missing out on the intimacy and depth of friendship that face-to-face
communication allows, reports the New York Times.
People often speak loosely about youths being “addicted” to their
cellphones or iPods but research carried out at the University of
Maryland had students using the word themselves when they wrote about
how they felt while abstaining from all media for a day.
Electronic media, once a force for togetherness as whole families
gathered around the radio or television, are now pulling families
apart, according to a report from the UK’s communication’s regulator,