Social Networking


Social networking 101 for parents
Manuel Villalobos | Apr 10 2012 | comment  

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 | Apr 18 2011 | comment  
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 | Jan 18 2011 | comment  
“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 | Dec 8 2010 | comment  
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 | May 4 2010 | comment  
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 | Apr 27 2010 | comment  
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 | Aug 6 2009 | comment  
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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