Items tagged with Teenager

The rise in popularity of instant messaging apps and photo sharing programs like Snapchat that have built-in text messaging features may be contributing to a mini-exodus of teens from Facebook. Based on figures in a report released by Frank N. Magid Associates Inc., 88 percent of social media using teens between the ages of 13-17 years old spend time on Facebook, down from 94 percent in 2013 and 95 percent in 2012. Meanwhile, Twitter and messaging applications have seen a rise in popularity among the same demographic during the same time period, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Though to put that in perspective, Twitter usage among 13-17 year olds is 48 percent, still well below that of Facebook.... Read more...
Kids and cell phones. You can't live with 'em, and you can't live without 'em. We're speaking of the kids, actually, as cell phones, most teens would say they can't live without, period. A new Pew Internet & Life Project survey (.PDF) shows that, unsurprisingly, cell phone use is continuing to rise among teens. Specifically, the first Pew survey in 2004 showed that 45% of teens had a cell phone. As of 2008, that number had risen to 71%. The survey had 914 respondents in 2004, vs. 2,134 respondents in 2008. Data was collected from those 12 - 17 years of age.A new Pew Internet & Life Project survey (.PDF) shows that, unsurprisingly, cell phone use is continuing to rise among teens. Age... Read more...
Remember the father who sold his pot-smoking son's Guitar Hero III game on eBay as punishment? The father netted $9K in that auction. The mom here won't get that much, but at least she's teaching her kid a lesson.A 13-year-old kid in Virginia has backtalked to his mom for the last time. When he was told to do his chores instead of play Xbox 360, he went and intentionally broke the vacuum cleaner to get out of it. What'd his mom do? Well, she's selling his Xbox and all his games on eBay. And that was before she found out he was surfing porn sites by checking out his browser's cookies.Porn on a teenage boy's PC?  No!  Let's hope she gets enough for a new vacuum.  eBay needs a new... Read more...