Research + News | Topic: Anxiety

What Teen Girls Wish Parents Knew About Instagram

What do teen girls wish grown-ups (particularly their parents) really knew about Instagram? And what advice do they have for kids just starting out on the app? Read the article here.

The Dangerous Experiment On Teen Girls

The preponderance of the evidence suggests that social media is causing real damage to adolescents. Read the article here.

The Question We’ve Stopped Asking About Teenagers And Social Media

Should they be using these services at all? Read the article here.

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.