A very small percent of youth visit websites about self-harm. But on the Internet, followings on one self-harm site can number in the thousands. Are these sites harmful for youth who visit them, or do they provide some social support?
Many teens use the Internet to make new friends, but are today's teenagers also going online to find romantic partners? Moreover, do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) teens use the Internet in different ways than non-LGBTQ teens when it comes to finding romantic partners? These questions and more answered in our new infographic.
What factors make some incidences of online harassment more upsetting to youth than others? While most Internet-using youth do not get harassed online, a fraction of youth harassed online are upset by the experience. Knowing what to look for can help us assist youth in need.
In today's digital age, meeting friends online is quite common for youth of all sexual and gender identities. However, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, online social support may be especially helpful. Our new infographic illustrates data from a national study of 13- to 18-year-old youth.
From keeping us connected to changing the way we think of communication, some of the many benefits of mobile technology are obvious. However, have you also considered that mobile technology can greatly impact health care access and transform health behaviors?
Although cases of youth violence often seem highlighted in the media, data from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shows that the youth arrest rate for violent crimes has actually been declining, among a few other surprising trends.
The issue of Internet safety wasn't something our parents or their parents before them had to deal with. In our latest infographic, we present data from the Growing up with Media study, illustrating how parents today feel and enforce rules regarding their child's Internet use.
In a culture saturated with video games, some violent and some addictive, getting a realistic sense of how much and what types of video games youth play is important for understanding the influence of video games. Find these statistics in our latest infographic.