Research + News | Topic: Anxiety

Facebook Under Fire Over Secret Teen Research

Facebook-owned Instagram has been criticized for keeping secret its internal research into the effect social media had on teenager users. Read the article here.

These Teens Are Depressed And Anxious. Social Media Deserves Blame

Data shows that many teens are dealing with mental health issues. The national average of weekly visits for suspected suicide attempts among people ages 12 to 17 jumped nearly 40 percent in February and March compared to two years before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the article here.

Teens Did Surprisingly Well In Quarantine

More sleep and family time—and less social media—may have made the difference. Read the article here.

Limit Social Media, Hike Communication As Teen Anxiety Increases Over COVID-19

Uncertainty during pandemic tough for teens. Read the article here.

Selfies Could Be A Source Of Anxiety And Body Shame For Teen Girls

Researchers say stressing over which selfies to post could become problematic. Read the article here.

A Novel Approach To Counseling Depressed, Anxious Teens: Video-chatting With Therapists

A pioneering schools project connects stressed-out young people to therapists miles away via computers. Read the article here.

Can New Snapchat Features Help Troubled Teens?

Snapchat has announced a new feature called “Here For You” that promises to “provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis”. Read the article here.

New Report Links Smartphones And Social Media To Stress Among Teens

A new report released Monday suggests that increasing smartphone and social media use could be contributing to mental health issues among teens, including depression, anxiety, stress and poor self-esteem. View the video here.

We Gave Teenagers Smartphones. Did We Rob Them Of An Inner Life?

Teens, more than anyone, need time spent in solitude, where emotions are processed and the brain powers down. Read the article here.

Our Daughter’s Nightly Struggle

Navigating this technology thing is not fun, for parents or our teens, but fighting the battle is worth it. Read the article here.