Meanwhile, children as young as eight or nine years of age are asking for their first phone.As parents, we often find it difficult to keep track of these innovations and the manner in which they’re affecting the lives of our children.
Nearly 77% of the teens aged 12 to 17 own a smartphone, a report called Generation Smartphone: A Guide for Parents of Tweens and Teens suggests.
According to the report, 63% of teens say that they use instant messaging and chat apps on a daily basis.
What’s even more alarming, almost 28% of teens say that they’ve sent inappropriate pictures of themselves to someone via their smartphone.
The range, scope, and prevalence of sex technology in 2015 makes the AOL chatrooms of 1997 seem quaint.
Snapchat, Tinder, and even Facebook double as social networks, dating platforms, and subtle messaging systems for sexual missives.
This week, I invited sex tech consultant Lux Alpatrum to explain the culture around digital sex, and how technology is influencing intimacy. on i Tunes, listen on Sound Cloud, or subscribe via RSS. You can also find the entire collection of What's Tech?
March 10, 2015 Teens today can’t go a day without using their personal devices.
My earliest memories of the internet are set in AOL chat rooms.
I spent the summer of 1998 in chats about video games, the James Bond series, major league baseball, and whatever else interested my 10-year-old mind. "I am 13," I'd explain, "Male, and from Missouri." If the stranger was my age, or claimed to be, the conversation would continue.