Research + News | Topic: Risky Behavior
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.
May 10, 2018
The Murky Facts Of The ‘Deodorant Challenge’ – And Other Viral Teen ‘Crazes’
Dumb and dangerous online teen challenges are repeat visitors to the news cycle. And they bring with them a whole world of factual murkiness. Read the article here.
Jan 29, 2018
Despite YouTube and Amazon’s Efforts, Record Numbers Of Teens Are Still Eating Tide Pods
The “eating Tide Pods” meme continues to be one of the more baffling parts of 2018. Read the article here.
Aug 24, 2017
Girl Chatting On FaceTime Struck And Critically Injured By Car
A teenage girl is hospitalized in critical condition after witnesses say she walked in front of a moving car while engaged in a video chat on her mobile phone. Read the article here.
Aug 1, 2017
How The Blue Whale Challenge Manipulates Teens
The game apparently coaxes vulnerable teens to take a series of 50 challenges ranging from waking at odd hours, to self mutilation to eventually killing themselves all the while sharing their experiences via social media with the administrators. Read the article here.
Jun 16, 2017
12 YouTube Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About
Learn about the viral Internet stunts kids can’t resist — and help them play it safe. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.