Advertising and Marketing

Online advertising, advertising for kids, influencers, government and industry regulation,  stealth advertising, advergaming, targeted advertising (see also “Privacy”).

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Algorithms, ChatGPT (and other generative chat tools), digital voice assistants (e.g., Alexa, Siri),  robots, smart toys (see also “Emerging Technology” and “Ethical Design”).

Body Image

Body esteem, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, body positivity, weight control.

Brain and Cognition

Attention, executive function, intelligence, functional brain development, structural brain development, language development, memory, creativity (see also “Education and Learning”).

Character Development

Purpose, civility, grit, self-control, gratitude, curiosity, honesty, morality, prosociality.

Civic Engagement

Political engagement and participation, activism, community service, social movements.


Bullying, cyber harassment, cybervictimization.

Digital Addiction

Problematic internet use, gaming disorder, smartphone addiction, problematic social media use.

Digital Equity

Digital divide, digital inclusion, cyber equity, internet access, accessibility.

Education and Learning

Education technology (EdTech), academic achievement, devices in schools, gamification of learning.

Emerging Technology

AI (see also “Artificial Intelligence”), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), extended reality (XR), metaverse, assistive technology.

Ethical Design

Age-appropriate design, persuasive design, deceptive design, dark patterns, algorithmic bias.


Gender differences, gender identity (see also “LGBTQIA+”).


Sexual orientation, LGBTQIA+ youth experiences, representation (see also “Gender”).

Media Literacy

Digital literacy, algorithmic literacy, misinformation, disinformation

Mental Health

Anxiety, depression, suicidality, prevention and intervention, loneliness, mental wellness, well-being, self-esteem (see also “Body Image”).


Developmental delays, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, intellectual disabilities, sensory processing disorders


Parenting tips, parental mediation, parental controls, parent technology use, technoference, phubbing

Physical Health

Physical activity, obesity, nutrition, ocular (eye) health, posture / orthopedic health, substance use, risk behaviors (see also “Sleep Health”).


Data privacy, surveillance, data management, cybersecurity

Race and Ethnicity

Racial identity, online harassment and discrimination, bias, representations of race in media

Sexual Content

Pornography, sexting, sextortion, Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)

Sleep Health

Sleep quality, sleep duration, bedtime, blue Light (see also “Physical Health”).

Social Relationships

Peer relationships, friendship, dating and romantic relationships, parasocial relationships, community, prosocial behavior, antisocial behavior, interpersonal aggression, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), technoference, phubbing (see also “Cyberbullying” and “Parenting”).

Social Media

Types of platforms (e.g., YouTube, TikTok, Instagram), Influencers

Video Gaming

Online gaming, gaming addiction, violent video games (see also “Violent Content”), gambling, monetization

Violent Content

Media violence (video games, social media, TV and movies, news)