Research + News | Topic: Girls

Girls Report More Harassment Amid Rise In US Cyberbullying

There’s a rise in cyberbullying nationwide, with three times as many girls reporting being harassed online or by text message than boys, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Read the article here.

Neuroscience Explains Why Instagram Is So Bad For Teen Girls

Thanks to ongoing brain development and increased sensitivity to dopamine (a neurotransmitter associated with motivation, pleasure and reward), teenagers are more likely to crave reward-based experiences. And, because their prefrontal cortex (the area associated with understanding, evaluation and decision-making) is still developing, social interactions greatly shape impulse control and critical thinking.

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Young, Female, And Addicted To Porn

The impact of porn on men has been studied, but little is known about how it could affect women. Read the article here.

Meet The Female Esports Fan

Females are engaging with esports, and at increasing rates. According to a recent Nielsen Esports Fan Insights survey, 22% of esports fans around the world are female. Read the article here.

Depression In Girls Linked To Higher Use Of Social Media

Research suggests link between social media use and depressive symptoms was stronger for girls compared with boys. Read the article here.