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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison want to understand the relationship between adolescent health and development, and technology and digital media.

Teens 13 to 15 years old who live in Wisconsin and speak/read English are eligible for the study. Parent/guardian permission will be needed to participate.

Study Activities

Our study team will follow you on your social media accounts. Then, every six months over the span of two years you will be sent an online survey to complete.

Our study team will call you to:

  • Update your contact information
  • Follow you on your social media accounts
  • Ask about who you follow on social media

You may also be asked if you want to participate in additional activities such as an interview, text messages about your technology use, and a fMRI (where we take a digital picture of your brain).


For participating in our study, you can get a $20 – $50 gift card every six months. You can receive up to $300 over the two years that you participate (the amount you get may be different depending on the study activities you do).

Benefits to society

The goal of this study is to address the urgent need to understand how technology and digital media exposure and usage can impact adolescent health.

Want to sign up?

Fill out the interest form to participate. We will ask you for your contact information, and some personal questions about you. Based on your answers a member of our study team will contact you.

Want to sign up? Fill out the interest form below.

You are welcome to view study forms prior to your call with a recruitment coordinator.