Research + News | Topic: Instagram
Oct 13, 2021
‘She Opens The App And Gets Bombarded’: Parents On Instagram, Teens And Eating Disorders
Mothers describe their daughters’ dangerous experiences after whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony. Read the article here.
Oct 7, 2021
Facebook Knows Instagram Is Harming Teens. But Is Anything Going To Change?
In Facebook’s own internal research, one-third of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse. Read the article here.
Oct 6, 2021
Instagram Promoted Pages Glorifying Eating Disorders To Teen Accounts
Proof that Instagram is not only failing to crack down on accounts promoting extreme dieting and eating disorders, but actively promotes those accounts, comes as Instagram and its parent company Facebook are facing intense scrutiny over the impact they have on young people’s mental health. 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 15, 2021
Facebook Under Fire Over Secret Teen Research
Facebook-owned Instagram has been criticized for keeping secret its internal research into the effect social media had on teenager users. 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.
Jul 27, 2021
Instagram’s New Protections For Teens Come As Experts Say Tween Venture Poses Big Risks
The move follows pushback at launch of an Instagram service for children under 13. Read the article here.
Jul 22, 2021
Instagram ‘Pushes Weight-Loss Messages To Teenagers’
Researchers find minimal interactions by teen users can trigger a deluge of thin-body and dieting images. Read the article here.
Jul 16, 2021
Meet The Teens Running Fan Pages For 2000s TV Shows That Aired When They Were Babies
Teens are running TikTok and Instagram fan pages for TV shows that aired in the 2000s. Read the article here.
Jul 15, 2021
Sharenting: Solving The Problem Of Parents And Kids On Instagram
Tim Elmore blogs about what parents need to consider regarding their own social media posts involving their kids. Read the blog here.