Research + News | Topic: Risky Behavior
Sep 11, 2020
Teen Dies After Doing TikTok ‘Benadryl Challenge’ As Doctors Warn Of Dangers
A 15-year old girl from Oklahoma has reportedly died after taking an excessive amount of the anti-allergy medication Benadryl as part of a challenge on social media app TikTok. Read the article here.
May 12, 2020
Social Media Influencers Could Get Teens To Follow Social Distancing Guidelines, Say Researchers
Many adolescents are choosing to ignore the guidelines set out by governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and peer-to-peer campaigns are likely to be more successful in changing attitudes. Read the article here.
Mar 26, 2020
Social Media Challenge Has Teens Trying To get COVID-19
A new social media challenge could have your child licking different public objects to possibly get the coronavirus. Read the article here.
Feb 26, 2020
Arkansas Mother Upset Teenager Injured In ‘Skullbreaker Challenge’
The “skullbreaker challenge” is spreading through the internet. View the video here.
Feb 14, 2020
Teens Warned About Dangerous Social Media Jumping Challenge
Called the “Skullbreaker Challenge,” authorities and parents are warning teenagers that the new social media craze, made popular on Tik Tok, could cause serious damage to participants. Read the article here.
Oct 28, 2019
Further Evidence Bedtime Social Media Use Is Harming Teenagers
A new UK study shows that teenagers who spend 3 or more hours engaging in social media are much more likely to sleep late and to have night awakenings, among other poor sleep habits. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2019
Move Over Tide Pods: There’s A New ‘Shell On’ Teen Challenge In Town
Teenagers are eating banana peels, candy wrappers and more in a new viral competition dubbed the “shell on challenge.” Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2019
13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About
From the Momo Challenge to the Mannequin Challenge, internet stunts can be funny — or completely frightening — for kids. Read this post from Common Sense Media here.
Jan 14, 2019
Teens On YuBo App Ignore Risks To Gain Followers
Sharing personal information with strangers to gain new followers is a risk teenagers are taking on an app with similar features to Tinder. Read the article here.
May 16, 2018
Live Streaming Apps Put Young Teens At Risk For Sex Predators, Advocates Warn
The rise in popularity of livestreaming apps is putting young teens and pre-teens at growing risk of becoming victims of sex predators and distributors of child porn, advocates say. Read the article here.