Research + News | Topic: Social Media

‘Sharenting’: Teens Think Parents Share Too Much About Them On Social Media

42 percent of teens think their parents overshare about them online. Read the article here.

Teens Social Media Obsession Brings Health Risks, Docs Warn

As children and teens become more absorbed by the lure of posting and reading others’ posts on social media, it becomes critical for adults to step in, set limits and just clarify things, doctors urge. Read the article here.

Sadfishing: Social Media Trend Threatens Teenagers’ Mental Health, Report Warns

Pupils seeking support online are being affected by latest trend. Read the article here.

Social Media Influencing Young Boys’ Body Attitudes

The endless endorsement of particular body images and physical attributes on social media is influencing how young boys view themselves in the modern age, according to a new book. Read the article here.

Teens Are Anxious And Depressed After 3 Hours A Day On Social Media

study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that teenagers who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to develop mental health problems including depression, anxiety, aggression, and antisocial behavior. Read the article here.

American Teens Define And Establish Themselves On Social Media, But There Is A Dark Side

The main reason teenagers are so tethered to their smartphones is social connection. Read the insights here.

‘Facebook is at the point of no return’: These 17-Year-Olds Are Very Clear About What They Love And Hate About Social Media

Generation Z has never known a world without the internet, smartphones and social media and their behavior is a constant source of fascination for companies who want to understand how to reach them with the next big thing. Read the article here.

Social Media A Big Driver Of Teen Vaping Craze

Social media is helping spur the e-cigarette epidemic among America’s teens, a new study suggests. Read the article here.

Increasing Social Media Use Tied To Rise In Teens’ Depressive Symptoms

Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people — and a new study reveals to what extent screen time and depression may be intertwined. Read the article here.

Gen Z, Millennials Unhappy With Social Media’s Impact On Their Lives

Having come of age in a world in which virtual “likes” determine personal worth, more than half of Gen Z and Millennials admit to daydreaming about life without social media. Read the article here.