Strengthens friendships About half of online teens (48%) believe that the Internet has improved their relationships with their friends.
Frequent users of the Internet are more enthusiastic about the friendship-enhancing quality of the Internet – more than six in ten say that it helps “some” or “a lot.” But some teens, while they appreciate the ease of communication over the Internet and its ability to help them keep in touch with a larger group of people, also recognize that it may not be the best medium for starting or maintaining deeper relationships.
Tara Wood took to Facebook to tell the story of her 4-year-old daughter's newfound friendship, and it's nothing short of amazing. "He was furrow browed but his expression softened when he realized she was speaking to him.
After passing multiple elderly customers throughout the store, Norah was drawn to Mr. "Her face lit up like the sun, she waved excitedly, and said 'Hi old person!
I am blessed to have many girlfriends -- mostly married, several single -- and feel like I've been a good friend to them, regardless of their marital status.ASKfm is a social network where members interact by inviting others to ask anonymous questions.ASKfm has a Safety Center to “empower users with the information, guidance and tools they need to navigate safely and enjoy the service.” Watch this Safe Smart Social video to learn more.“Unless you know the person really well, they’re just some anonymous typist hiding behind a funny screen name,” said one 17-year-old boy from Maryland in an email exchange with the Pew Internet Project.“I don’t see people at school and think that’s somebody I know from AOL.Includes stories from Slender Man, a fictional character that inspired two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls to stab and nearly kill a friend.