Teens lying more about online activity

You may think you know what your teenagers are up to on the internet - but the chances are you don't.

Teens now text 60 times a day

The average teenager is now almost twice as likely to message on social networks as to socialise face to face, and is sending or receiving 60 texts a day.

Google+ now open to teenagers

Google+ is now open for the over-13s to join, bringing the social network in line with rivals Facebook and MySpace.

'Who is Bin Laden?' dumb teenagers ask

While it's no surprise that searches for the name 'Osama Bin Laden' have spiked over the last few days, Yahoo search figures show one surprise.

Stats confirm teens want to buy "cool" Apple products

According to a recent survey, 37 percent of American teenagers are hoping to buy an iPhone in the next six months, where around 20 percent will go big for the iPad. Why?

Seven out of ten parents snoop on kids' activity online

The vast majority of parents monitor their kids' social networking accounts regularly, according to a survey from privacy group Truste.

Google fires engineer for stalking teens

Google's confirmed that it's fired an engineer for privacy violations.

Facebook launches service to protect kids online

Facebook has caved in to continued pressure from child protection groups and launched a limited 'panic button' service for teenagers in the UK.

Most kids unaffected by violent games

Do violent video games make for violent teenage gamers? Only if they're not very nice to start with, according to new research.

American teenagers would rather text than talk

Teenage American girls send more than 100 text messages a day, according to research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.