Research + News | Topic: Loneliness
Feb 22, 2022
Smartphones Make Teenagers Lonelier At School Because They Isolate Young People From Their Friends, Study Shows
Proportion of 15 and 16-year-olds feeling alienated has tripled in twenty years. Read the article here.
Jul 21, 2021
Teens Around The World Are Lonelier Than A Decade Ago. The Reason May Be Smartphones
Loneliness among adolescents around the globe has skyrocketed since a decade ago — and it may be tied to smartphone use, a new study finds. Read the article here.
Mar 10, 2021
Many Teens Live Online, Alone. Here’s How To Stay Connected In The Pandemic
For many teens, the pandemic has created an environment in which most of their lives take place in the shadows. Read the article here.
Mar 5, 2021
Lonely Adolescents Are Susceptible To Internet Addiction
Loneliness is a risk factor associated with adolescents being drawn into compulsive internet use. Read the article here.
Jan 4, 2021
Experts Say This Is What Children Need To Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic
USA TODAY spoke with experts in child development on how remote school, reduced socialization and increased screen time is affecting kids. Read the article here.
Dec 16, 2020
Online 24/7, But Totally Disconnected – New Findings On Teen Isolation During COVID-19
Interviews and diary entries from nearly 50 California teenagers reveal that they’re sleeping and exercising less and spending more time on social media and gaming. Read the article here.
Mar 17, 2020
How Social Media Affects The Mental Health Of Teenagers
Research has found that social media use can affect self-esteem, and make typical teenage pressure and bullying worse, but it can also connect isolated teens and help them find supportive networks. Read the article here.
Feb 19, 2020
Can New Snapchat Features Help Troubled Teens?
Snapchat has announced a new feature called “Here For You” that promises to “provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis”. Read the article here.
Feb 11, 2020
The Saddest Part Of Sadfishing
Is this ultra-personal sharing happening in the wrong forum? Read the article here.
Dec 19, 2019
Adolescence In The Age Of Internet Porn
The role of loneliness and attachment style in teen porn use. Read the article here.