Research + News | Topic: Social Media

Teens’ Social Media Habits And Experiences

Teens credit social media for helping to build stronger friendships and exposing them to a more diverse world, but they express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure. Read the Research from Pew here.

Instagram ‘Edges’ Snapchat As U.S. Teenagers’ Favorite Social App

85% of teens surveyed said they use Instagram at least once a month, compared to 84% for Snapchat. Read the article here.

Instagram Remains Popular With Teens, Their Most Used Platform

Marking a major shift in social media trends, Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used platform among U.S. teens. Read the article here.

Teens Are Over Face-To-Face Communication, Study Says

Most teens now say their favorite mode of communication is texting (35%), according to a new survey released Monday from Common Sense. Read the article here.

More Teens Are Getting Plastic Surgery Because Of Social Media, Study Suggests

A study suggests social media has also increased the number of teenagers going under the knife. Read the article here.

Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences (2018)

Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences from Common Sense Media sheds light on teens’ changing social media habits and why some kids are more deeply affected by — and connected to — their digital worlds. Access the findings of the report here.

Self Harm Triples Among Children And Young Adults Post-Social Media

Child psychiatrists have expressed alarm over a sharp rise in self-harm among teenagers since the advent of social media. Read the article here.

Logged Off: Meet The Teens Who Refuse To Use Social Media

Generation Z has grown up online – so why are a surprising number suddenly turning their backs on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat? Read the article here.

Which Social Media Site Is Tops Among Teens? Not Facebook

Among kids 12-17, Facebook usage has actually been on the decline since at least February. This group favors another social channel above all others — Snapchat. Read the article here.

Yes, Teens Are Texting And Using Social Media Instead Of Reading Books

High-schoolers today are texting, scrolling and using social media instead of reading books and magazines. Read the article here.