Research + News | Topic: Selfies

Selfie Harm: How Teens Edit Their Own Images To Be ‘Social Media Ready’

Teens were asked to use an app to edit and filter their images. Thankfully a majority of the students said they actually preferred their original portraits. Read the article here.

Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness

The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks. Read the rest of the article here.

Faking It: How Selfie Dysmorphia Is Driving People To Seek Surgery

Filters have never been more prevalent – and it’s leading some people to have fillers, Botox and other procedures. What’s behind the obsessive pursuit of a flawless look? Read the article here.

What A New Study Reveals About Selfies And Teenage Body Image

From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it’s no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone. Read the rest of the article here.

Indian Teen Accidentally Kills Himself In Selfie Tragedy

A teenager in India has died after accidentally shooting himself while posing for a selfie with a loaded handgun held to his head, police said Tuesday. Read the article here.

Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online

Christianity Today interviews author Nancy Jo Sales are her new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. Read the interview here.

Belong to Gen Y? You Will Take Over 25,000 Selfies In Your Lifetime

If you belong to the millennials’ club — those born after 1980s – and continue your love with selfies till you grow old, you will have a collection of over 25,000 selfies during your lifetime, an interesting research has revealed. Read the article here.

A Selfie Obsessed Generation (Infographic)

This infographic called: Selfie Obsession: The Rise of the Social Media Narcissist is timely. Check out the infographic here.

Don’t Judge Challenge: Why Teens Are Getting ‘Ugly’ for Social Media

Teenagers across the country are applying fake eyebrows, acne and blacked-out teeth — for a new viral social media trend called the “Don’t Judge Challenge.” Read the article here.

Prom Enters Digital Age: Girls Must Email Selfies to School for Dress Approval

One schools efforts to stop girls from showing up to prom in inappropriate dresses is to send selfie pics of their dress for approval. Read the story here.