Research + News | Topic: Social Media

Screen Time Increases Teen Depression, Thoughts Of Suicide, Research Suggests

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Read the article here.

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Read the article here.

Sean Parker Unloads On Facebook ‘Exploiting’ Human Psychology

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gives us a candid look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains. Read the article here.

What Parents Should Know About The ‘Constant Pressure’ Of Social Media For Teens

For some parents, understanding the pressure of social media can be difficult, and as a result, some teens may feel they cannot talk to their parents about cyberbullying, body image problems and other struggles they face in their day-to-day life. Read the article here.

Is Social Media Contributing To Rising Teen Suicide Rate?

Recent studies have shown a rise in both teen suicides and self-harm, particularly among teenage girls. Read the article here.

Social Media Is Fueling A Scary Trend For Teen Anxiety

Experts in teenage mental health say social media is a significant factor in a rising tide of anxiety among teenagers and adolescents. Read the article here.

Genius Ways Companies Get Kids To Do Their Marketing For Them

From check-ins to treasure hunts, today’s promotional campaigns rely on kids’ influence to go viral. Read this blog from Common Sense Media here.

Culture Associated With Social Media Can Lead To Inappropriate Posts

Researchers from the University of Plymouth discovered risky social media posts are not just due to impulsivity, but might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s the right thing to do’. Read the article here.

College Grads Have Nothing To Hide From Employers On Social Media

A few even think of their followings as an asset to employers. Read the article here.

Can You Please Talk, Not Text? Parenting The Instagram Generation

Can kids be encouraged to let go of the virtual world – occasionally – and engage in the real one? Read the article here.