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Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites

Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites
Social media use has become so pervasive in the lives of American teens that having a presence on a social network site is almost synonymous with being online. Fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% of those online teens are users of social media sites. Many log on daily to their social network pages and these have become spaces where much of the social activity of teen life is echoed and amplified—in both good and bad ways. We focused our attention in this research on social network sites because we wanted to understand the types of experiences teens are having there and how they are addressing negative behavior when they see it or experience it. As they navigate challenging social interactions online, who is influencing their sense of what it means to be a good or bad “digital citizen”? How often do they intervene to stand up for others? In our survey, we follow teens’ experiences of online cruelty – either personally felt or observed – from incident to resolution. Related:  Jeunes et réseaux sociaux

Les limites d’âge n’aident pas parents et enfants à comprendre les réseaux sociaux Par Hubert Guillaud le 04/11/11 | 2 commentaires | 2,575 lectures | Impression Aux Etats-Unis, l’âge légal pour rejoindre les sites sociaux est de 13 ans, selon le Children Online Privacy Protection Act (Coppa) : une mesure destinée à aider les parents à protéger leurs enfants des risques des réseaux sociaux. Ce qui n’empêche pas beaucoup d’enfants de s’inscrire sur les sites sociaux avant l’âge légal, assez souvent avec l’accord explicite de leurs parents d’ailleurs. Ce qui a donné l’idée à Eszter Hargittai, Jaso Schultz, John Palfrey et danah boyd de commettre une nouvelle étude : “Pourquoi les parents aident-ils leurs enfants à mentir à propos de leur âge sur Facebook, ou les conséquences inattendues de la Coppa”. Face à ce détournement massif, la question est de savoir si la Coppa aide à responsabiliser les parents et les enfants. Pourtant, rappellent les chercheurs, les parents souhaitent des conseils et des recommandations pour les aider à prendre des décisions éclairées.

Why Americans use social media Why Americans Use Social Media Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn. These internet users say that connections with family members and friends (both new and old) are a primary consideration in their adoption of social media tools. Other factors play a much smaller role—14% of users say that connecting around a shared hobby or interest is a major reason they use social media, and 9% say that making new friends is equally important. Staying in touch with family members is a major factor across a range of social media users, but it’s especially important to women Those who say that keeping up with family members is a major consideration in their use of social networking sites are a demographically diverse group. Staying in touch with current friends and reconnecting with old friends is most relevant for those under the age of 50 Finding potential dating partners is at most a minor element of the social media experience

Social networking increases risk of teen drug abuse: study Why most Facebook users get more than they give About this study Half the adults and three-quarters of the teenagers in America use social networking sites (SNS) and Facebook by far is the most popular of these sites. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project fielded a nationally representative phone survey about the social and civic lives of SNS users and reported the findings in June 2011 in a report entitled “Social networking sites and our lives.” During the phone survey, 269 of 877 original respondents who were Facebook users gave us permission to access data on their use of Facebook so that it could be matched with their survey responses. The results of that special analysis of 269 Facebook users identified in and recruited from a random, representative telephone survey are reported here. Power Users The average Facebook user gets more from their friends on Facebook than they give to their friends. Women make more status updates than men

Social networking's good and bad impacts on kids Public release date: 6-Aug-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Lisa Bowenlbowen@apa.org 202-336-5707American Psychological Association WASHINGTON – Social media present risks and benefits to children but parents who try to secretly monitor their kids' activities online are wasting their time, according to a presentation at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. "While nobody can deny that Facebook has altered the landscape of social interaction, particularly among young people, we are just now starting to see solid psychological research demonstrating both the positives and the negatives," said Larry D. In a plenary talk entitled, "Poke Me: How Social Networks Can Both Help and Harm Our Kids," Rosen discussed potential adverse effects, including: Rosen said new research has also found positive influences linked to social networking, including: For parents, Rosen offered guidance. "Communication is the crux of parenting. Dr. [ Print | E-mail

The tone of life on social networking sites The tone of life on social networking sites The overall social and emotional climate of social networking sites (SNS) is a very positive one where adult users get personal rewards and satisfactions at far higher levels than they encounter anti-social people or have ill consequences from their encounters. A nationally representative phone survey of American adults finds that: 85% of SNS-using adults say that their experience on the sites is that people are mostly kind, compared with 5% who say people they observe on the sites are mostly unkind and another 5% who say their answer depends on the situation. 68% of SNS users said they had an experience that made them feel good about themselves. 61% had experiences that made them feel closer to another person. At the same time, notable proportions of SNS users do witness bad behavior on those sites and nearly a third have experienced some negative outcomes from their experiences on social networking sites.

Observatoire ConsumerLab Ericsson: comment les adolescents communiquent-ils et socialisent-ils aujourd’hui ? “Le chat vidéo, c'est comme avoir ses amis assis sur son bureau!" - Victoria, 15 ans Entre juin et novembre 2011, l’observatoire ConsumerLab d’Ericsson a mené une étude afin d’analyser le comportement des adolescents et les implications que cela a sur les terminaux mobiles et la technologie à venir. « Les comportements s’inscrivent dans une dynamique et évoluent au cours d’une vie. L’étude révèle que l’usage courant des textos et de Facebook a modifié la dynamique des rencontres chez les adolescents. Autre point important : faire passer son statut facebook de « célibataire » à « en couple » est désormais perçu par les amis comme une déclaration officielle. Lorsqu’une rencontre en tête à tête n’est pas possible, l’échange de textos reste pour les adolescents l’outil de prédilection. Dans le cadre de cette étude, près de 2 000 personnes ont été interrogées parmi un échantillon représentatif de 20 millions d’adolescents âgés de 13 à 17 ans, sur l’ensemble des Etats-Unis.

Social networking sites and our lives Social networking sites and our lives Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. Do these technologies isolate people and truncate their relationships? Or are there benefits associated with being connected to others in this way? The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project decided to examine SNS in a survey that explored people’s overall social networks and how use of these technologies is related to trust, tolerance, social support, and community and political engagement. The findings presented here paint a rich and complex picture of the role that digital technology plays in people’s social worlds. The number of those using social networking sites has nearly doubled since 2008 and the population of SNS users has gotten older. Facebook dominates the SNS space in this survey: 92% of SNS users are on Facebook; 29% use MySpace, 18% used LinkedIn and 13% use Twitter.

Internet: les jeunes savent se protéger, mais moins se maîtriser Lorsque l'on évoque les dangers qui guettent les jeunes sur internet, celui de la prédation sexuelle vient immédiatement à l'esprit, les mineurs semblant des proies plus faciles. Mais si "le phénomène de la mauvaise rencontre sur internet existe toujours", "ce n'est pas la problématique majeure", explique Yann Padova, secrétaire général de la Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL). "L'enjeu semble être désormais le mauvais usage que les jeunes font d'internet", assure l'expert, qui participe mardi à un colloque de l'Institut national des hautes études de la sécurité et de la justice (INHESJ) sur les relations entre les jeunes et internet. L'explosion des réseaux sociaux comme Facebook, passé de 3 millions d'utilisateurs en 2008 à près de 22 millions en 2011 en France, a de facto entraîné une mutiplication d'échanges et de pratiques. Paradoxalement, les jeunes sont plus sensibilisés que la moyenne de la population sur la nécessité de se protéger. Par

The Mobile Difference Overview Cast a glance at any coffee shop, train station, or airport boarding gate, and it is easy to see that mobile access to the internet is taking root in our society. Open laptops or furrowed brows staring at palm-sized screens are evidence of how routinely information is exchanged on wireless networks. But the incidence of such activity is only one dimension of this phenomenon. Not everyone has the wherewithal to engage with “always present” connectivity and, while some may love it, others may only dip their toes in the wireless water and not go deeper. Until now, it has not been clear how mobile access interacts with traditional wireline online behavior. The role of mobile internet access in evolving digital lifestyles is the cornerstone of the second typology of information and communication technology (ICT) users developed by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The second typology is based on a December 2007 survey of 3,553 American adults. Overall:

Les ados sur Internet 1/6 | Okapi 100% ADO – Le blog Okapi 100% ADO - Le blog > Actus > En bref > Les ados sur Internet 1/6 20 février 2012 Que fais-tu sur la toile ? Et tes potes ? Vous y passez beaucoup de temps ? Pour le savoir, chaque année, une enquête est menée par deux associations, Calysto et La Voix de l’enfant. Le réseau social géant Facebook se la joue star des collèges. L’étude rappelle qu’il faut faire attention à ses données personnelles. La connexion à ce réseau social depuis un téléphone mobile a augmenté de 40% chez les 15-17 ans!

The Social Life of Health Information 61% of American adults look online for health information. In 2000, 46% of American adults had access to the internet, 5% of U.S. households had broadband connections, and 25% of American adults looked online for health information. Now, 74% of American adults go online, 57% of American households have broadband connections, and 61% of adults look online for health information. We use the term “e-patient” to describe this group. Further, “always present” mobile access draws people into conversations about health as much as online tools enable research. American adults continue to turn to traditional sources of health information, even as many of them deepen their engagement with the online world. When asked, “Now thinking about all the sources you turn to when you need information or assistance in dealing with health or medical issues, please tell me if you use any of the following sources…” The social life of health information is robust.

Veille et Analyses de l'ifé Dossier de veille de l'IFÉ : Jeunesses 2.0 : les pratiques relationnelles au cœur des médias sociaux n°71, février 2012 Auteur(s) : Endrizzi, Laure Télécharger la version intégrale du dossier (version PDF) Résumé : En 10 ans, les pratiques d'internet ont considérablement évolué. Dans quelle mesure ces nouvelles pratiques médiatiques concurrencent-elles les loisirs plus traditionnels et impactent-elles les sociabilités ? Au-delà des discours technophobes ou technophiles courants, voici donc quelques unes des questions que soulève ce nouveau dossier d’actualité du service Veille et analyses de l’IFÉ, intitulé Jeunesses 2.0 : les pratiques relationnelles au cœur des médias sociaux. Abstract : Youth 2.0: the relational practices at the heart of social media Online practices have changed significantly over the last decade. To what extent are the new media practices in competition with more traditional leisure activities, and what is their impact on social relationships?

Health Topics WASHINGTON – Health information is one of the most important subjects that internet users research online and new topics are continually added to the line-up, such as when food safety or drug recalls are in the news. In a national telephone survey conducted August 9-September 13, 2010, the Pew Internet Project and California HealthCare Foundation find that 80% of internet users look online for health information, making it the third most popular online pursuit among all those tracked by the Pew Internet Project, following email and using a search engine. However, the survey finds that not only are some demographic groups more likely than others to have internet access, but these same groups are generally more likely to seek health information once online. The most likely groups to look online for health information include: caregivers, women, whites, younger adults, and adults with at least some college education. The survey measured internet users’ interest in the following topics:

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