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In another mark of the increasingly digital life of teenagers, more than 25 percent of those who dated said their love interests threatened or harassed them online or using texts, according to a new study said to be the most comprehensive look at the phenomenon.
Most of the digital abuse or harassment from dating partners did not happen during school hours. Seventeen percent took place on school grounds, but “it could have been at the dance or the football game.”
In the study, co-authored by Meredith Dank, students reported that digital abuse was not experienced in isolation. More than 80 percent also reported psychological abuse, which included limiting someone’s contacts with family or friends, damaging property, insisting on knowing where they are and insulting them publicly.
More than half reported physical abuse, which ranged from scratching to choking. And one-third said they were sexually coerced, defined as being forced or pressured to perform sex acts they didn’t want to do. Four percent of teenagers said they were harmed only in digital form.
Researchers have been searching for ways to explain why there are so many more men than women in the top ranks of science.
Now comes an intriguing clue, in the form of a test given in 65 developed countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It finds that among a representative sample of 15-year-olds around the world, girls generally outperform boys in science — but not in the United States.
Anti-bullying campaigns might be tough to enforce in middle schools, because nasty behavior, whether it’s picking fights or spreading ugly rumors, seems to boost kids’ popularity, new research shows.
A group of psychologists studied nearly 2,000 students at 11 middle schools in Los Angeles. They conducted surveys in the spring of seventh grade and the fall and spring of eighth grade; participants named their peers who were considered the “coolest,” as well as those who “start fights or push other kids around,” and those who “spread nasty rumors about other kids.”
Often, the students who ranked coolest at one point were named among the most aggressive during the next survey, the researchers said. Conversely, the ones thought to be most aggressive went on to rank among the most popular.
1. Can’t edit my tweets anymore
2. Where are tags? Oh yeah, tap the icon…
3. Can’t promote
4. Can do chats (never use)
Lack of editing tweets means I won’t use the app on my iPhone anymore, until I pull the old version of the app from backup… :\
1. Doesn’t load pictures consistently after 1 scroll down
2. Why do notifications need to be separate from the posts?
Editing is always done in HTML? I like that but sometimes I just want a quick edit… And I really don’t like separating the notifications in my own blog feed/dash out to a different page. I completely understand why there were complaints from others now! I don’t understand why tumblr doesn’t standardize on an iOS app between the iPhone and iPad. I like a simplified interface for iPhone vs iPad, but this feels more different than that, and I prefer a similar “experience” (like hootsuite).
In researching this subject for a forthcoming EdWeek story, I discovered some evidence that a STEM achievement gap persists for girls at the K-12 level, especially in science. I also learned that what may be true for the United States is not necessarily so across the globe.
Exhibit A for the U.S. situation is recent data from the Advancement Placement program. In every STEM subject currently taught and tested, the average scores of females lag behind males, according to an analysis of data released earlier this year for the class of 2011.
That’s right. Name your subject. Chemistry? Check. Biology? Check. Computer science. Statistics. Calculus. And on and on. In all 10 courses, the finding is the same: Boys on average outperform girls.
Laughing To Keep From Crying of the Day: As part of his most recent State of the Web address, Matthew Inman @ The Oatmeal takes the liberty of creating a Fail Whale counterpart for Tumblr to use in place of its familiar outage screen.