Research + News | Topic: Social Media
Dec 15, 2022
Meet The Teens Lobbying To Regulate Social Media
Emma Lembke has teamed up with Brown University sophomore Aliza Kopans to found Tech(nically) Politics, a youth lobbying and advocacy group that pushes for social media regulation. Read the article here.
Dec 7, 2022
Connection, Creativity And Drama: Teen Life On Social Media In 2022
Majorities of teens credit social media with strengthening their friendships and providing support while also noting the emotionally charged side of these platforms. Read the research here.
Nov 9, 2022
Cracking The Emoji Drug Code: How Teens Are Using Emojis To Buy And Deal Drugs
A mother is bringing attention to how emojis can be used as a secret code to purchase and sell drugs after she lost her son to a drug overdose. Read the article here.
Oct 28, 2022
How Filtered Social Media Photos Can Affect Body Image
Exploring the link between Instagram photos and body image. Read the article here.
Oct 19, 2022
The Hottest App Right Now? One Where Teens Have to Say Nice Things About Each Other
Gas is topping Apple’s App Store charts despite being limited to a handful of states. Read the article here.
Oct 14, 2022
Excessive Social Media Use Linked To Depression Onset 6 Months Later
New research finds that people who constantly use social media are more likely to develop depression within six months, regardless of their personality type. Read the article here.
Oct 4, 2022
The Complex World Of Teens And Screens
Harvard researchers Emily Weinstein and Carrie James tell us what teens are really doing while on their phones. Read the article here
Oct 4, 2022
Who Was Molly Russell?
Molly’s story shines a powerful light on what more parents and teens are dealing with than you probably know. Read the article here.
Sep 19, 2022
How Social Media Is Literally Making Teens Mentally Ill
Seeking validation from mental-illness groups on social media has created a youth epidemic of “Digital Social Contagions,” with alarming rates of addiction, depression, suicide and gender dysphoria. Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2022
Teens Love The App BeReal. Am I Just Too Jaded?
A mom tried the new BeReal app for a week and this is what she thinks. Read the article here.