VJR Consulting specializes in conducting high-quality research on youth, families, and media. Our clients include universities, advocacy groups, and media companies. The firm is run by Vicky Rideout, who the New York Times says "has done pioneering research into patterns of technology use." She is a veteran Foundation executive and former political aide whose career has run the gamut from working with Barack Obama on his historic speech to the 2004 Democratic Convention, to winning an Emmy Award with MTV for most effective public service campaign.
Our research has covered topics ranging from social media and depression, to toddlers and screens, to bullying and kindness in elementary schools. Recent projects have included a tracking survey about teens and social media, a study of digital health use among teens and young adults, and a survey of Millennials about social media, news, and political engagement. Click below to see more of our recent work.
In The News
Read Vicky Rideout’s comments in The Atlantic about the World Health Organization’s recommendations about children’s media use; see the mention of our research in the New York Times article “The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected;” dig into Vicky’s commentary in the Journal of Children and Media about whether the phrase “screen time” still makes sense; or read her take in the London School of Economics’ Parenting for a Digital Future blog on whether or not smartphones have “destroyed a generation.”