Research + News | Topic: Social Media

How Gen Z Is Using The Secret Code ‘I Had Pasta Tonight’ As A Cry For Help On Social Media When Depressed Or Suicidal

TikTok users are using secret codes in their videos and captions to convey they are struggling with depression and possibly contemplating suicide. Read the article here.

The Social Media Sites That Pose A Unique Risk To Teenagers

The lure and danger of interactive virtual platforms. Read the article here.

How Social Media Harms Boys And Girls Differently

For girls, social media may be more harmful than heroin. Read the article here.

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.

Video Games Now Unlikely Social Media Success Story

Video game players have been stereotypically depicted as loners — but during the current pandemic, video games are evolving into a  solid social media force. Read the article here.

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.

Limit Social Media, Hike Communication As Teen Anxiety Increases Over COVID-19

Uncertainty during pandemic tough for teens. Read the article here.

How Social Media Affects The Mental Health Of Teenagers

Research has found that social media use can affect self-esteem, and make typical teenage pressure and bullying worse, but it can also connect isolated teens and help them find supportive networks. Read the article here.

Gen Z’s Favorite Social-Media Platform? None Of The Above

But new research from Kantar reveals that while this generation is more active than any other age group on social media, their favorite social haunts aren’t YouTube, Facebook, Snap or TikTok. Read the article here.

Opinion: ‘The Children I Meet Are Often Shattered By Their Social Media Use’

“On the one hand, [our devices] are great fun and often fascinating, but on the other hand, they can be a continuous distraction from our real lives and can often make us feel tense, nervy and disconnected.” Read the article here.