Research + News | Topic: Girls
Feb 15, 2022
Teen Girls’ Sexy TikTok Videos Take A Mental-Health Toll
Girls are often anxious and overwhelmed by the attention they get after posting suggestive videos; therapists say more are suffering emotionally. Read the article here.
Dec 15, 2021
What Teen Girls Wish Parents Knew About Instagram
What do teen girls wish grown-ups (particularly their parents) really knew about Instagram? And what advice do they have for kids just starting out on the app? Read the article here.
Nov 23, 2021
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.
Sep 30, 2021
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.
Sep 14, 2021
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.
Feb 26, 2021
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.
Jan 13, 2021
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.
Jul 27, 2020
‘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
May 15, 2020
How Social Media Harms Boys And Girls Differently
For girls, social media may be more harmful than heroin. Read the article here.
Mar 16, 2020
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.