Research + News | Topic: Instagram
Sep 19, 2019
Instagram Won’t Let Teens See Weight-Loss Products And Cosmetic Surgery Posts
Instagram has announced that it will restrict users under the age of 18 from seeing posts that promote select weight-loss products and cosmetic surgery procedures, while the company will also ban some types of ads that promote unrealistic “get thin quick” products entirely, reports the BBC. Read the article here.
Jul 8, 2019
These Are The Social Media Platforms Teens Are Ditching In 2019
Teenagers and young adults are moving away from Facebook in favor of platforms like YouTube and Snapchat, a new survey conducted by Business Insider found. Read the article here.
Jul 3, 2019
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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May 16, 2019
Selena Gomez, The 3rd Most Followed Person On Instagram, Just Said Social Media Has Been Terrible For Young People
Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the “terrible” effect that social media has had on her generation, and says she advocates taking breaks from the platforms. Read the article here.
May 13, 2019
Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram Transform How Today’s Teens Bully Each Other
Today’s cyberbullies no longer rely on chat-based venues, such as texting or instant messages. Instead, social media platforms, sometimes used anonymously, are employed to strengthen mob mentalities and the shame of victims. Read the article here.
May 10, 2019
What We Can Learn About Leading Students From Instagram
How should some recent experiments and changes on Instagram inform our leadership? Read the blog post from Tim Elmore here.
Apr 9, 2019
Parents’ Ultimate Guide To Instagram
Is Instagram safe? How does it work? And what’s a “finsta”? Everything parents need to know about this popular image-sharing app. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.
Mar 22, 2019
The State Of Social Media: A Comprehensive Guide On How Social Media Is Used Today
Social media is a constant river of change. Whether it’s the users, the platform, or the content being shared, it is evolving relentlessly. We’re steadily into 2019 and there are a lot of new trends hitting the surface and innovative ways users are utilizing social media. Read the article here.
Feb 11, 2019
Instagram Rolls Out Sensitivity Screens In The Wake Of Teen Suicide
The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, announced on Tuesday that company is implementing changes that it hopes will stop younger users from being exposed to inappropriate content relating to suicide and self harm. Read the article here.
Jan 30, 2019
YouTube, Instagram Among Most Popular Social Video Platforms For Gen Z, Millennials
Where do millennials and Gen Z get their social video content? Increasingly, it is on YouTube or Instagram. Read the article here.