Research + News | Topic: Friendship
Mar 17, 2020
How Social Media Affects The Mental Health Of Teenagers
Research has found that social media use can affect self-esteem, and make typical teenage pressure and bullying worse, but it can also connect isolated teens and help them find supportive networks. Read the article here.
Feb 3, 2020
Will You Be My #Content?
For social media influencers and oversharers, life is full of material. But what if their friends don’t want to be the co-stars? Read the article here.
Jan 15, 2019
A Letter To Teens About The Science Of Popularity… And The Best Ways To Use Social Media
An excerpt from the book “Popular: Finding Happinessand Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships.” Read the excerpt here.
Oct 24, 2018
My Child’s Friend Has A Problem With Pornography! What Should I Do?
You’re probably taking great steps to safeguard your kids against pornography. Have you thought about how pornography may be affecting their friends? Read the article from Protect Young Minds here.
Mar 8, 2018
How Teens Use Fake Instagram Accounts To Relieve The Pressure Of Perfection
Fake Instagram accounts, often referred to as “finstas” or “spam accounts”, have become the norm for many teens – but their reasoning for creating these is not as sinister as you think. Read the article here.
Aug 25, 2017
Apps Connect Friends To Form A Safety Response Network
Going to friends for help has become instinctual for youth, with 73% saying they turn to their friends as a support system just as they would their family. Along with evolutions of wearable safety devices, new apps are providing safety platforms that connect friends to provide an extra layer of security. Read the rest of the article here.
Apr 11, 2017
The Highs and Lows of Teens’ Instagram Use
For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found. Read the article here.
Jan 12, 2017
In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming
Those who play games more than four hours a day may not develop addiction-like problems if they are socially engaged with others. Read the article here.
Dec 23, 2016
Teens Are Obsessed With This One Snapchat Score That Can Make Or Break Friendships
Snapstreaks tell you how many consecutive days you’ve chatted with someone on Snapchat. For many teenagers, it’s a way of quantifying friendships. Read the article here.
Sep 15, 2016
Teen Makes ‘Sit With Us’ App That Helps Students Find Lunch Buddies
“Sit With Us” helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit locate a welcoming group in the lunchroom. Read the article here.