I’ve been reading a fantastic book published earlier this year by danah boyd titled, “It’s Complicated: the social lives of networked teens,” which is available from any major bookseller or can be downloaded free in PDF format.
I highly recommend this book for any parent, teacher or just about anyone else who wants to know more about the how’s and why’s of young people using social-networking applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others you may not have even heard about, yet.
This book will destroy many of the myths and misconceptions you have about teens and technology. It may also convict you of your own behaviors when it came to (or may come to) raising teens in your home.
The following video provides a great overview of the book and the tremendous research danah completed over a long period of time.