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Even the Internet Can’t Tear Teens and Malls Apart

The apex of teendom, sexting at the mall. (Photo: Getty images)

Despite the convenience of online shopping, teens are still heading to malls in droves. Where else are they supposed to harass old people and flagrantly make out?

A study found that 78 percent of girls and 75 percent of boys said they’d rather shop in brick-and-mortar stores than online, Pew Research Center reports. Behind the study are the grownups at Minneapolis investment bank Piper Jaffray, who regularly take stock of teens’ spending patterns and entertainment habits because you kids keep them young. Read More

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Parents Are Completely Freaked About Advertisers Tracking Their Kids

Teens! On the Internet! At the library! (Photo: flickr.com/vancouverpubliclibrary

Pity the parentals: They don’t just have to make it through the terrible teenage years, but now the Internet exists to make everything worse. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, the most common worry isn’t stranger danger or cyberbullying or even embarrassing Facebook photos. Parents are worried about advertisers. Read More