Social Networking

Social networking 101 for parents

Manuel Villalobos | 10 April 2012

One of the burning questions of our time: why is social networking so compelling for young people?

Tech savvy kids use social networks more carefully

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 April 2011
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.

“One born every minute”

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 January 2011
“There’s one born every minute” -- so the snide saying goes. But a British television channel has turned it to a positive use.

Parents challenged by cyberbullying

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 December 2010
Cyberbullying. The New York Times has a whole series of long articles about it. Evidently it is a problem we can’t ignore.

Generation text: always talking, but what’s the goal?

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 May 2010
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.

Students admit: ‘I’m addicted to my cellphone’

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 April 2010
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.

Families gather around TV to do their own thing

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 August 2009
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, Ofcom.

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