Research + News | Topic: Beauty
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.
Apr 21, 2015
Ouch! Don’t Take the Kyle Jenner Challenge
A disturbing new trend where teens try to plump up their lips through harmful methods spread across Twitter this past weekend. Read the article here.
Dec 5, 2014
Nip, Tuck, Click: Demand for U.S. Plastic Surgery Rises in Selfie Era
Plastic surgeons in United States have seen a surge in demand for procedures ranging from eye-lid lifts to rhinoplasty, popularly known as a nose job, from patients seeking to improve their image in selfies and on social media. Read the article here.
Sep 4, 2014
Our Bodies, Our Selfies: On Body Image Online
Christianity Today takes a look at the approval-seeking scrutiny of social media’s selfie-mania. Read the article here.
Aug 6, 2014
Young Women with Sexy Social Media Photos Seen as Less Competent
The photos that young women post on social media sites can impact the way people view them. Read the full article here.