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Teens Technology Social Media, A Study

In Behavior, internet on May 22, 2013 at 11:41

People share information on The Social Media.

Teens also do.

Despite warnings about the fact that the information shared in the Social Media is likely to be misused, they still do.

So is chatting online.

The probable reason is the basic Gregarious instinct of man, the urge to be with people and share.

Why on the Social Media  and not in person?

How Teens use Social Media. PEW study.

How Teens use Social Media.

When you share information with a person, you are physically aware of his presence and ou are reticent about sharing your information.

This becomes difficult when the person whom you are sharing with happens to be  your parents , relatives and even friends.

You are not sure how the divulging of the information will affect you.

Now this block exists even among friends!

Now I find that there few lasting friendships, but only ‘hi how are you”(there are exceptions).

So you have  to share, but safely.

In a Social media, you do not physically see the person, you feel secure(in fact you are not, this is more dangerous as you do not know the person)

I checked with adults who engage themselves in chatting with unknown people of the opposite Sex,same-sex.

They are aware that the information will be misused.

The reason they informed me is that they can exchange lewd comments and things which they can not express in the Society openly, put it bluntly they can indulge in Sexual perversions, expressions , not approved by the Society.

There is a detailed Study by PEW Research center, on the behavior of Teens, Social media and Technology.

Excerpts.

Teens Behavior, Social Media A Study

Teens Behavior, Social Media

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data; just 9% say they are “very” concerned.>>

  • Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they did in the past. For the five different types of personal information that we measured in both 2006 and 2012, each is significantly more likely to be shared by teen social media users in our most recent survey.
  • Teen Twitter use has grown significantly: 24% of online teens use Twitter, up from 16% in 2011.
  • The typical (median) teen Facebook user has 300 friends, while the typical teen Twitter user has 79 followers.
  • Focus group discussions with teens show that they have waning enthusiasm for Facebook, disliking the increasing adult presence, people sharing excessively, and stressful “drama,” but they keep using it because participation is an important part of overall teenage socializing.
  • 60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private, and most report high levels of confidence in their ability to manage their settings.
  • Teens take other steps to shape their reputation, manage their networks, and mask information they don’t want others to know; 74% of teen social media users have deleted people from their network or friends list.
  • Teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-party access to their data; just 9% say they are “very” concerned.
  • On Facebook, increasing network size goes hand in hand with network variety, information sharing, and personal information management.
  • In broad measures of online experience, teens are considerably more likely to report positive experiences than negative ones. For instance, 52% of online teens say they have had an experience online that made them feel good about themselves.
  • Source:
  • http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Teens-Social-Media-And-Privacy/Summary-of-Findings.aspx

 

‘Jihad No,Sharia As State Religion’ Muslims Survey

In Islam on May 1, 2013 at 11:28

A Survey conducted by Pew Research Center, reveals interesting peep into world Muslims thinking.

How People see Islam

How People see Islam

Contrary to popular perception that Muslims favor Jihad, want women subjugated( this writer included), the Survey Findings lets us know that Muslims think as any one else.

What is needed by Muslims is to back up their collective Will to throw away the crazy Mullahs who preach the obnoxious concepts like Jihad,Slavery of women.

However Muslims have some more steps to take like emancipation of women and getting rid of Ghetto mentality of Pan Islamism.

For instance while Muslims in  Islamic countries favored Sharia , they differed in its interpretations  they want it applicable in select areas, Property Rights,Divorce,

‘The percentage of Muslims who say they want sharia to be “the official law of the land” varies widely around the world, from fewer than one-in-ten in Azerbaijan (8%) to near unanimity in Afghanistan (99%). But solid majorities in most of the countries surveyed across the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia favor the establishment of sharia, including 71% of Muslims in Nigeria, 72% in Indonesia, 74% in Egypt and 89% in the Palestinian territories.’

Jihad No,

‘Few U.S. Muslims voice support for suicide bombing or other forms of violence against civilians in the name of Islam; 81% say such acts are never justified, while fewer than one-in-ten say violence against civilians either is often justified (1%) or is sometimes justified (7%) to defend Islam. Around the world, most Muslims also reject suicide bombing and other attacks against civilians. However, substantial minorities in several countries say such acts of violence are at least sometimes justified, including 26% of Muslims in Bangladesh, 29% in Egypt, 39% in Afghanistan and 40% in the Palestinian territories.’

On Freedom to practice other Religions in Islamic Countries.

‘At the same time, the survey finds that even in many countries where there is strong backing for sharia, most Muslims favor religious freedom for people of other faiths. In Pakistan, for example, three-quarters of Muslims say that non-Muslims are very free to practice their religion, and fully 96% of those who share this assessment say it is “a good thing.” Yet 84% of Pakistani Muslims favor enshrining sharia as official law. These seemingly divergent views are possible partly because most supporters of sharia in Pakistan – as in many other countries – think Islamic law should apply only to Muslims. Moreover, Muslims around the globe have differing understandings of what sharia means in practice.’

On Treatment of Women in Islam.’Burqa.

“In most countries surveyed, majorities of Muslim women as well as men agree that a wife is always obliged to obey her husband. Indeed, more than nine-in-ten Muslims in Iraq (92%), Morocco (92%), Tunisia (93%), Indonesia (93%), Afghanistan (94%) and Malaysia (96%) express this view. At the same time, majorities in many countries surveyed say a woman should be able to decide for herself whether to wear a veil.”

Conflict between Science ,Religion and Modern Society.

“Overall, the survey finds that most Muslims see no inherent tension between being religiously devout and living in a modern society. Nor do they see any conflict between religion and science. Many favor democracy over authoritarian rule, believe that humans and other living things have evolved over time and say they personally enjoy Western movies, music and television – even though most think Western popular culture undermines public morality’

American Muslims View.

‘The new survey also allows some comparisons with prior Pew Research Center surveys of Muslims in the United States. Like most Muslims worldwide, U.S. Muslims generally express strong commitment to their faith and tend not to see an inherent conflict between being devout and living in a modern society. But American Muslims are much more likely than Muslims in other countries to have close friends who do not share their faith, and they are much more open to the idea that many religions – not only Islam – can lead to eternal life in heaven. At the same time, U.S. Muslims are less inclined than their co-religionists around the globe to believe in evolution; on this subject, they are closer to U.S. Christians.’

Full Report at The Source;

http://www.pewforum.org/Muslim/the-worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-exec.aspx

Sex Facts US

In Sex, US on February 16, 2013 at 07:18

Same Sex Marriage US

Same Sex Marriage US

 

1.At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group.(usatoDay 27/5/2008)

2.Glamydia Syphilis (primary and secondary)

Cases reported in 2011: 1,412,791 Cases reported in 2011: 13,970
R ate per 100,000 people: 457.6; increase of 8% since 2010 Rate per 100,000 people: 4.5; unchanged from 2010
This rise is most likely due to increased screening, The overall steady trend masks declining infections
expanded use of more sensitive tests and more among women and increases among men,
complete national reporting particularly gay and bisexual men
Gonorrhea Syphilis (congenital)
Cases reported in 2011: 321,849 C ases reported in 2011: 360
Rate per 100,000 people: 104.2; 4% increase since 2010 Rate per 100,000 live births: 8.5; 7% decrease since 2010
Though rates remain at near-historic lows, this is the Since 2008, the rate has decreased by nearly
second consecutive year of increases 20 percent

Both young men and young women are heavily affected by STDs — but young women face the most serious long-term
health consequences. Left untreated, these diseases can silently steal a woman’s chance to have children later in life; it is
estimated that undiagnosed STDs cause 24,000 women to become infertile each year.

( ://www.cdc.gov/std/stats11/trends-2011.pdf)

When men don’t have to wait until they get married to have sex, then they are likely to delay marriage or never get married at all.  According to the Pew Research Center, only 51 percent of all Americans that are at least 18 years old are currently married.  Back in 1960, 72 percent of all U.S. adults were married………

#12 Today, an all-time low 44.2 percent of all Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 are married.

#13 In the United States today, more than half of all couples “move in together” before they get married.

#14 The divorce rate for couples that live together first is significantly higher than for those that do not.

#15 America has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin.

4..US Rank On Health(World)

http://www.nationmaster.com/country/us-united-states/hea-health

http://www.secretsofthefed.com/25-signs-american-women-are-being-destroyed-by-the-sexual-revolution-and-our-promiscuous-culture/

Abortions 1,210,880 [2nd of 19]
Access to sanitation 100% [10th of 129]
Age of women at first childbirth 24.9 years old [15th of 17]
Breast cancer incidence 21.2 per 100,000 females [17th of 26]
Daily smokers 17.5% [29th of 30]
Death from cancer 321.9 deaths per 100,000 peopl [9th of 16]
Drug access 95% [27th of 163]
Health care funding > Total per capita $4,631.00 per capita [1st of 25]
Heart disease deaths 106.5 per 100,000 people [13th of 26]
Hospital beds 3.6 per 1,000 people [27th of 29]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 3.3 per 1,000 people Time series [37th of 149]
Maternal mortality 8 per 100,000 [121st of 136]
Motor vehicle deaths 15.5 deaths per 100,000 peopl [1st of 17]
Obesity 30.6% [1st of 29]
DEFINITION: Percentage of total population who have a BMI (body mass index) greater than 30 Kg/sq.meters (Data for Australia, Austria and Portugal is from 2002. All other data is from 2003). Obesity rates are defined as the percentage of the population with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. The BMI is a single number that evaluates an individual’s weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in metres). For Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, figures are based on health examinations, rather than self-reported information. Obesity estimates derived from health examinations are generally higher and more reliable than those coming from self-reports, because they preclude any misreporting of people’s height and weight. However, health examinations are only conducted regularly in a few countries (OECD).
SOURCE: GECD Health Data 2002
Physicians > per 1,000 people 2.3 per 1,000 people Time series [31st of 148]
Spending > Per person 4,271 [1st of 133]
Suicide rate > Gender ratio 4.5 per 100,000 people [17th of 76]
Suicide rate > Young males 21.9 per 100,000 people [15th of 43]
Teen birth rate 64 [1st of 40]
Teenage pregnancy 494,357 births [1st of 26]

iPhone Code of Conduct Mother To Son

In Gadgets on January 9, 2013 at 23:33

Technology brings with it its problems.

One such is internet and the other iPhone.

With so many applications one can do anything one wishes .

Exercising parental control on this issue is , in my opinion, is not possible.

But ours is to Advice, that’s all

One mother took this issue and has laid down a Code of Conduct to her son after presenting him with a iPhone..

Story:

Apple's iPhone 5

Apple’s iPhone 5

Janell Burley Hofmann honored her 13-year-old son’s “maturity and growth” at Christmas with his first iPhone, but it came with strings attached.

Eighteen strings, to be exact, in a written code of conduct that placed the mommy blogger at the center of the debate over how parents should handle technology in the hands of their teens, especially younger ones just entering the frenetic world of social networks and smartphones.

Thousands of people, including those bemoaning too much helicopter parenting, commented and shared the funny, heartfelt agreement posted at the holiday by the Cape Cod, Mass., mom of five. The interest crashed her website and led her to appear with her eldest, Gregory, on morning TV.

Hofmann’s first order of business: “1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?”

She included caveats that some parenting and tech addiction experts consider crucial in easing new entrants onto Facebook, Instagram and shiny new mobile devices:

You must share passwords with a parent, answer their calls, hand over said device early on school nights and a little later on weekends. You must avoid hurtful texts and porn and pay for a replacement if your phone “falls into the toilet, smashes on the ground, or vanishes into thin air.” Of the latter Hofmann advises her teen, “Mow a lawn, stash some birthday money. It will happen, you should be prepared.”

She wasn’t surprised that her list, which Greg agreed to, resonates with other parents. It also resonates with psychologist David Greenfield, a technology addiction specialist in West Hartford, Conn.

“We have ritualized the gift of the smartphone,” he said, yet many parents don’t have the know-how, stomach, time or interest in actively guiding kids when they first jump into digital life. For some parents, he said, it’s only when things go horribly wrong that attention is paid.

He knows of parents who have gone so far as to jam all Internet and cell phone signals at home when they couldn’t get their kids to power down. Police in Rocklin, Calif., said two girls, ages 15 and 16, used a prescription sleeping medication recently to spike the milkshakes of one’s parents so they could log onto the Internet after 10 p.m.

Greenfield recommends contracts like Hofmann’s, if parents follow through. Others creep using apps and monitoring software. He thinks that’s fine, too.

There’s little data broken down by age on the number of Internet users whose lives are negatively impacted by smartphones, tablets, laptops and other technology, Greenfield said. In the general population, studies range from 1 percent to 10 percent of users whose digital habits interfere with their lives. Greenfield estimates the reality is somewhere between 2 and 6 percent.

Hofmann was looking for a way to open the conversation with her son. Many other parents are, obviously, concerned as well about what their teens are doing online, but also what is being done to them.

In a recent report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 81 percent of parents with online teens said they are concerned about how much information advertisers can learn about their kids’ behavior and 72 percent said they’re concerned about how their children interact online with people they don’t know.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130107/us-parenting-new-technology/?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=green

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