Research + News | Topic: Selfies

Selfie-Centered Kids? How To Teach Empathy With 5 Quick And Easy Activities

From a new article at ProtectYoungMinds.org:

Research shows that there’s a startling decline in empathy among kids. And in a world where capturing the perfect selfie, garnering likes and followers, and achieving social media fame are highly valued, it’s not hard to see why kids are becoming selfie-centered.

Read the full article here.

Selfie-Image Problem: 9 In 10 Young Women Edit, Filter Photos Before Posting Them Online

Most young women in the survey said they’re frequently bombarded with tailored ads for beauty products and cosmetic surgeries. Read the article here.

Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents

Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. Read the article here.

A Third Of Girls Say They Won’t Post Selfies Without Enhancement

Charity behind survey says unrealistic images increase pressures as girls spend more time online. Read the article here.

Study Suggests That Excessive Self-Presentation On Instagram Can Backfire

New research provides evidence that how people present themselves on Instagram can influence how many “likes” they receive. Read the article here.

Selfies Could Be A Source Of Anxiety And Body Shame For Teen Girls

Researchers say stressing over which selfies to post could become problematic. Read the article here.

When Parents Should Worry About Teen Girls Sharing Selfies

When adolescent girls spend too much time agonizing over which photo of themselves to post, or rely heavily on editing apps to alter their images, there may be cause for concern. Read the article here.

‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’: Seeking Selfie Perfection

Now, more and more people want to look like themselves — a phone-edited version of themselves, that is. Read the article here.

‘Slofies’ Are A Thing Now, Thanks To Apple’s New iPhone 11

Those who buy the new phones will have the ability to take slow-motion selfies, which, it declared, are now officially known as “Slofies.” Read the article here.

Research Looks At How Snapchat Filters Affect Self-Image

A study set out to find if selfie-editing filters negatively or positively impact one’s evaluation of self. Read the article here.