Research + News | Topic: Beauty
Feb 8, 2019
Selfie Harm: How Teens Edit Their Own Images To Be ‘Social Media Ready’
Teens were asked to use an app to edit and filter their images. Thankfully a majority of the students said they actually preferred their original portraits. Read the article here.
Jan 29, 2019
Faking It: How Selfie Dysmorphia Is Driving People To Seek Surgery
Filters have never been more prevalent – and it’s leading some people to have fillers, Botox and other procedures. What’s behind the obsessive pursuit of a flawless look? 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 23, 2018
Around 60% Of Teens Feel Pressure To Look ‘Perfect’ On Social Media – And Influencers May Be To Blame
A survey by YMCA of 1,000 Brits aged 11-16 about body image expectations revealed that 58 per cent say celebrities are responsible, while 52 per cent blamed people on social media. Read the article here.
Apr 17, 2018
China’s Selfie Culture: Youth Obsessed With The Power Of Appearances
Meitu’s popular apps and a flippant attitude towards plastic surgery are changing what it means to be beautiful, but the result is not always pretty. Read the article here.
Jun 19, 2017
Gen Z’s Head Game
The seemingly self-obsessed behavior of selfie taking hides some dark patterns regarding body image. Read the article here.
Feb 7, 2017
Most Popular Beauty Vloggers on YouTube
With more than 400 channels devoted to beauty and fashion, YouTube is essential viewing for any tween or teen eager to learn the secrets of makeup, hair, and personal style. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.
Sep 6, 2016
Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls
Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.
Nov 11, 2015
These 5 Teens Can Thank The Model Who Left Instagram For Lessons On The Dark Side Of Social Media
High school students from Southern California react to a popular Instagram model swearing off social media.
Read their reactions here.
Nov 5, 2015
What Happens When A Famous Instagram Teen Stops Being Polite and Starts Getting Real
Instagram-famous teen and Australian model Essena O’Neill is using the huge platform she amassed by posting bikini photos and brunch tableaus to expose the truth about social media: that it’s “fake” and almost entirely staged.
Read the article here.