Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. CNN You probably won't be surprised to hear that a new report found that teens and tweens spend a lot of time watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, reading, listening to music and checking social media, but you might be somewhat shocked I was! Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
Most parents have seen their teenager start the day in a reasonably good mood, but then return from school draped in gloom and chilly silence. These interactions usually unfold in an awkward and predictable sequence. We then tend to nurse a sense of injury that our teenager has rebuffed our loving support.
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. O ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends.
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A man suspected of murdering year-old Bianca Devins alerted police to the killing by posting photographs of her dead body on multiple social media platforms, police said. Now, Instagram is facing criticism from social media users for allegedly failing to swiftly remove the gruesome images. Instagram users took matters into their own hands by posting photos of pink clouds in Devins' honor to drown out the images of her untimely death, technology and business magazine Fast Company reported.
Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. Keep in mind that no app poses a danger in and of itself, but many do provide kids with an opportunity to make, ahem, bad choices. Sometimes when it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's really not a duck.
In this digital age, technology and the Internet are part of everyday life. Below, we look at their habits, the risks and benefits of social media use, and resources to keep youth safe online. These platforms can help teens socialize and communicate with peers; find learning opportunities; and become engaged in causes important to them.
Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, select circle of artists. With the advent of photography, parents of all backgrounds could have pictures of their children, which were coveted as documents of their development and a way to show off their innocent beauty and charm to family and friends. Today, with smartphones and social media, we all have in our hands the means to broadcast our pride and joy to the world.
By Amanda Lenhart. Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile devices. African-American and Hispanic youth report more frequent internet use than white teens.
How could we live without our smartphones, laptops, and other devices that allow us to go online? That's how most of us keep in touch with friends and family, take pictures, do our homework, do researchfind out the latest news, and even shop. But besides the millions of sites to visit and things to do, going online offers lots of ways to waste time — and even get into trouble. But some people you meet online might try to take advantage of you, steal your personal information, or harass or threaten you called cyberbullying.