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Today’s teen friendships are not as different as we think

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When I was eleven years old, I broke a taboo of yearbook messages. “Have a great summer!” I printed neatly in my friend Phoebe’s yearbook. She protested indignantly, “You can’t just write that! We’re friends!” What I didn’t pick up on then was that classmates wrote, “Have a great summer!” and “Keep in touch!” but…

The lure of the smartphone

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A father and media psychologist looks at how he uses his smartphone when spending time with his children. His conclusion? There’s no need to feel guilty. As a media psychologist, I’m constantly thinking about how I use digital media and the effects this may have on my children. One of the things we have learned…