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Study: U.S. teens love Apple, Instagram, Beats by Dre and Netflix

Perhaps not surprising considering the marketing dollars companies invest in promotion, U.S. teens are definitely leaning toward popular consumer electronic brands according to a recent study.

WTF, Internet? Stop telling me teens know what’s best for the Web

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of the teen trendcaster - and more over, the depressing plethora of reports telling me that they knows what's good for me and my Internet habits. As if.

The next creepy Instagram trend: Teen beauty contests

Young Instagram users are taking to the service, posting selfies and asking for honest feedback. The problem is, these photos are very public, and comments can be cruel. Oh, and there's also the issue of Photo Maps...

All the cool kids prefer smartphones over computers

Are you "cell mostly"? Chances are, if you don't know what that means, you're not - especially if you're over 17 years of age. A study finds that today's teens are the early adopters of a smartphone-centric Internet existence.

Does tech really make kids grow up faster?

Kids now have access to more information through a 4-inch screen than used to be available in a library the size of a city block, but is it affecting the way they develop for better or worse?

Teen ‘sexting’ not that big of a deal, study shows

Despite what you've heard, "sexting" is not prevalent among teenagers, according to a study from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

91 percent of kids play video games, says study

NPD reports that 91 percent of kids ages 2-17 are playing video games, up 12.58 percent from two years ago. Much of this growth has been fueled by kids ages 2-5 and smartphones.

Social networking causes teens to drink and smoke drugs, study says

A new study tries to pin social networks like Facebook as the reason why kids are drinking, smoking, and doing drugs like marijuana. We don't see the connection.

Teens’ racy Facebook pics are protected by US Constitution, judge rules

Schools may not discipline students for posting lewd or racy photographs to Facebook because they are protected under the US Constitution's guarantee of free speech, an Indiana judge has decided.

80 percent of college students ‘sext,’ says survey

A new Rhode Island law has made it illegal for anyone to sext with a minor, yet a new study shows that a majority of college students have sexted and probably will continue to do so.

Teenagers love digital possessions, researchers find

Teenagers are already as comfortable with digital objects as they are real-life physical ones, says a new study.

80 percent of teens have texted in the last week

A new study shows that teens prefer texting to all other forms of communication and nearly 80 percent of them have done it in the last week alone. Even young kids 6-10 are getting in on the action.

72 pct of parents monitor their teens on social sites, says survey

72 percent of parents monitor their teenagers online activity, according to a new study by Truste.

New study: Average teen sends 3,339 texts every month

A new Nielsen study shows that teenagers are sending more texts than ever, averaging more than 3,000 per month, doubling any other age group.

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