Research + News | Topic: Social Media

The Real Impact Of Social Media On Teens’ Mental Health

Excessive digital media use is taking a toll on adolescent development — but setting screen-time limits can make a positive difference. Read the article here.

How Social Media Is Transforming Teens’ Ideas About Sex May Surprise You

This the first in a series that looks at how social media has changed the way teens learn about, and engage in, sex. Read the article here.

More Teen Time On Social Media, More Eating Disorders?

The more often young teens turn to social media, the more prone they are to eating disorders, new research suggests. Read the article here.

A Parent’s Guide To Sadfishing, Explained By A Teenager

Sadfishing is when someone exaggerates their emotional state in order to get sympathy or attention from an audience. Read the article here.

Teens Overwhelmingly Engage With Junk Food On Social Media Because There’s No Kale TikTok

While teens are using social networking platforms, they are exposed to marketing from food brands. Read the article here.

Quitting Facebook Can Lead to Higher Grades For Teens

Study suggests that struggling students can considerably improve their grades by spending less time on social media. Read the article here.

More LOLs, Fewer Zzzs: Teens May Be Losing Sleep Over Social Media

Heavier users of social media get to bed later and get poorer quality sleep. Read the article here.

Social Media Often Leaves Young Women Feeling Badly About Their Bodies

Images posted to social media are often far from reality, but this research is among the first to analyze how all of these unrealistic pictures impact young women’s views on their own bodies Read the article here.

When The Prescription For Teens Is More Social Media, Not Less

Treatments for children with anxiety and depression increasingly push them to navigate Instagram, Snapchat to build relationships with peers. Read the article here.

Further Evidence Bedtime Social Media Use Is Harming Teenagers

A new UK study shows that teenagers who spend 3 or more hours engaging in social media are much more likely to sleep late and to have night awakenings, among other poor sleep habits. Read the article here.