Research + News | Topic: Instagram

Instagram Releases Tools For Parents To Track Teens’ Activity

Instagram on Wednesday morning launched a “Family Center” with supervisory tools for parents to track their children’s time and activity on the platform. Read the article here.

Social Media Filters Are Changing How Young People See Themselves

This article is part of a series of articles from Teen Vogue exploring how social media impacts mental health. Read the article here.

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.

Teens Don’t Need ‘Finstas’ Anymore

Slang for fake Instagram accounts, finstas were the first place teens would post photos they didn’t want to share on main. Read the article here.

Instagram Unveils New Teen Safety Tools Ahead Of Senate Hearing

Instagram is rolling out a new set of safety features aimed at its youngest users and their parents, a day before the photo-sharing app’s head testifies to Congress about the platform’s potential risks to kids and teens. Read the article here.

Instagram Makes It Easy For Teens To Find Drugs, Report Finds

Fake accounts for minors were able to connect with drug dealers. Read the article here.

A Look At Gen Z’s Preferred Social Platforms

The social networks with the most monthly Gen Z users are Snapchat (42.0 million), TikTok (37.3 million), and Instagram (33.3 million). Read the article here.

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.

Instagram Struggles With Fears Of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users

The app, hailed as Facebook’s growth engine, has privately wrestled with retaining and engaging teenagers, according to internal documents. Read the article here.

‘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.