Research + News | Topic: Friendship
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.
Sep 12, 2016
Teen Cyberbullies More Apt To Be Friends Than Strangers
Cyberbullying among teens is highly likely to involve current or former friends and dating partners, a new study finds. Read the article here.
Jun 3, 2016
Teenage Brain on Social Media
The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teenagers see large numbers of ‘Likes’ on their own photos. Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2016
25% of Kids Sexually Harassed Online (By Friends!)
Michigan State criminal justice professor Thomas J. Holt, found that about one in four children said they were pressured by their friends online to talk about sex when they didn’t want to. Read the rest of the article here.
Jan 28, 2016
If You Have More Than 200 Friends Online, You’re Totally Fake
A new study by researchers at the University of Oxford suggests that social media – despite its apparent efficiency in enabling us to communicate with large groups of people – can’t overcome our basic psychosocial wiring, which limits us to relationships with roughly 150-200 individuals. Read the article here.