Research + News | Topic: Girls

The Dangerous Experiment On Teen Girls

The preponderance of the evidence suggests that social media is causing real damage to adolescents. Read the article here.

Facebook Says Instagram Is Not ‘Toxic For Teens,’ Despite WSJ Report

The claims are in response to a damning Wall Street Journal story that prompted a Senate hearing. Read the article here.

Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic For Teen Girls, Company Documents Show

Its own in-depth research shows a significant teen mental-health issue that Facebook plays down in public. Read the article here.

10-Year Study Shows Elevated Suicide Risk From Excess Social Media Time For Teen Girls

Girls who used social media for at least two to three hours per day at the beginning of the study–when they were about 13 years old–and then greatly increased their use over time were at a higher clinical risk for suicide as emerging adults. Read the article here.

The Paradox Of Online “Body Positivity”

It has always sucked to compare yourself to the prettiest girl in school, but it sucks a lot more to feel like everybody else in the entire world is the prettiest girl in school. Read the article here.

‘It’s Not Worth It’: Young Women On How TikTok Has Warped Their Body Image

Seven women in their teens and 20s told NBC News that the content they viewed on TikTok had pushed them to fixate more on their diets and exercise regimens to a dangerous extent. Read the article here.

How Social Media Harms Boys And Girls Differently

For girls, social media may be more harmful than heroin. Read the article here.

Young Women Often Face Sexual Harassment Online – Including On Dating Sites And Apps

Online dating has grown in popularity, but many young women report experiencing some form of harassment on these platforms, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Read the article here.

‘Metabolism Drops’ Recall: What To Know About TikTok’s Latest Dangerous Trend

The maker of Metabolism Drops, Rae Wellness, has issued a recall after teens began promoting this weight-loss supplement on TikTok. Read the article here.

Selfies Could Be A Source Of Anxiety And Body Shame For Teen Girls

Researchers say stressing over which selfies to post could become problematic. Read the article here.