Research + News | Topic: Apps
Oct 15, 2018
Teens Are Being Bullied “Constantly” On Instagram
Harassment on the platform can be uniquely cruel, and for many it feels like there’s no escape. Read the article here.
Oct 5, 2018
Is Your Teen Hiding Sexting Photos In A Fake Calculator App?
Your teens calculator app? It could be a digital safe, hiding photos they don’t want you to see. Read the article here.
Sep 27, 2018
More Millennials, Gen Z Are Using Social Apps
Of the 1,000 US internet users surveyed, more than half (56%) of Gen Zers, ages 16 to 24, said they had increased their use of Snapchat in the past year, and another 55% of respondents said they are using Instagram more. Read the article here.
Aug 27, 2018
Posting Instagram Sponsored Content Is The New Summer Job
While some teens spent the summer of 2018 babysitting, bagging groceries, or scooping ice cream, thousands of others made hundreds of dollars—and in some cases, much more—the new-fashioned way: by doing sponsored content on Instagram. Read the article here.
Aug 27, 2018
Tinder Is Rolling Out A College-Only Service, Tinder U
The functionality is exactly the same as regular Tinder, although the UI looks slightly different: a badge depicting users’ universities will be displayed on their main profile image. Read the article here.
Aug 13, 2018
Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools
This year’s hottest social media can fill the school day with drama and distraction. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.
Aug 9, 2018
An Internal Email Shows How Facebook Learned Of A ‘Psychological Trick’ To Get Teens To Try A New Product
Tbh, a former Facebook owned app, created private Instagram accounts, then followed teen users to trigger their curiosity. Read the full article here.
Aug 6, 2018
Momo Challenge: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know
Parents are worried that a new challenge known as the Momo Challenge — rumored to be a suicide challenge on WhatsApp — might be the successor to the Blue Whale Challenge. Read the article here.
Aug 6, 2018
Teens Are Seeking Out Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters, Doctors Warn
A new phenomenon called Snapchat dysmorphia has popped up. Read the article here.
Jul 31, 2018
How Do Photo Retouching Apps Affect Impressionable Teens On Social Media?
Facetune and Facetune 2, which can instantly zap away perceived imperfections on any photo, have together been downloaded a whopping 50 million times since the first one was launched in 2013. Read the article here.