Research + News | Topic: Social Media
Jul 31, 2018
Depressed Teens Turn To Social Media To Cope, Survey Finds
Despite fears that digital tech may worsen depression, most teens and young adults surveyed said it did not make a difference. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2018
Around 60% Of Teens Feel Pressure To Look ‘Perfect’ On Social Media – And Influencers May Be To Blame
A survey by YMCA of 1,000 Brits aged 11-16 about body image expectations revealed that 58 per cent say celebrities are responsible, while 52 per cent blamed people on social media. Read the article here.
Jul 16, 2018
Longer Hours On Social Media May Increase Teens’ Risk Of Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying may be linked to higher use of social network sites by school children aged 14-17 years. Read the article here.
Jul 6, 2018
Should Parents Be Friends With Their Kids On Social Media?
The answer to this question about being friends with our kids probably depends on the personality and age of your child. Read the rest of the answer from Tim Elmore in his blog post here.
Jul 6, 2018
Set A Better Example For Gen Z On Social Media
Technology, especially social media, is one of the biggest “shapers” for Gen Z, the digital natives. In this podcast from Impact 360 Institute, Nikki Dutton and Jonathan Morrow discuss some practical ways that adults can set a good example for Gen Z on social media. Listen to the podcast here.
Jul 6, 2018
Teenage Girl’s Suicide In 2014 Shows Social Media Has Transformed The Way Kids Are Bullied
“The constant bullying is a factor in teen suicide, and with the 24-hour cycle of news and social media, there’s no getting away from it.” Read the rest of the article here.
Jul 3, 2018
Police Warn Parents Of Social Media’s Role In Human Trafficking
Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in big cities, it happens everywhere and a big part, according to Michigan State Police, is because of social media. Read the article here.
Jun 29, 2018
Constantly On: Teens And Social Media
The latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast digs into data about teens’ use of social media. Listen to the podcast here.
Jun 20, 2018
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.
Jun 8, 2018
Ten Ways “Grown-Up” Christians Can Set A Better Example For Gen Z On Social Media
Dear Christians On Social Media, Gen Z Is Watching. Read this article from Jonathan Morrow for the Impact 360 Institute here.