Research + News | Topic: Social Media
Jan 18, 2021
New Trend Making Teens Vulnerable To Human Trafficking
How a trend to gain social media followers is making teens vulnerable to trafficking. Read the article here.
Jan 18, 2021
Teens Have Never Known A World Without Data Sharing, And It’s Creating A False Sense Of Security
The next generation — Generation Alpha, born 2010 and later — has had a digital footprint since birth. We have to recognize the positive impacts — connection, community, support, entertainment and creativity — while discussing potential harms. Read the article here.
Jan 11, 2021
Teens Are Putting Their Social Media Info Into Pants Pockets At Stores
There are TikTok videos of teenage girls stuffing cards with their personal information into pants, shorts, even underwear in sporting goods stores. This is how they are getting followers. Read the article here.
Dec 30, 2020
What To Know About Teens And ‘Sadfishing’
Sadfishing is basically when someone posts a really sad picture (sometimes they are crying, or have a really sad look on their face) while telling an emotional or heart-wrenching story or event that happened. Sometimes these things are true and, well, sometimes they are simply to get some attention. Read the article here.
Dec 29, 2020
Tech Choices Dictate Teen Friendships During Pandemic
The use of Snapchat, Instagram or TikTok can fray or strengthen ties, depending on whether pals communicate the same way. Read the article here.
Dec 21, 2020
‘Want To Do The Spacegirl Dance With Me?’ How To Talk To Teens This Christmas
Between cancelled school formals and gap years, it’s a bleak time to be a teenager – but Nina Dillon Britton knows the right words to say. Read the article here.
Dec 18, 2020
Fed-Up Teens Are Outing Their Rapists On TikTok
Social media may feel like some women’s only route to justice. Read the article here.
Nov 25, 2020
The Coronavirus, Social Media, And Teen Mental Health
Shifting trends over the last year reveal the roots of depression among young people. Read the article here.
Nov 6, 2020
Quantity, Content, And Context Of Social Media Use May Affect Adolescents’ Sleep
A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that checking social media often, viewing emotional or violent videos, and starting to use social media at an early age were significantly related to later bedtimes and fewer hours of sleep on school nights for early adolescents. Read the article here.
Oct 26, 2020
TikTok Is More Popular Than Instagram Among US Teens, Study Finds
TikTok continues to reign supreme among US teens, according to data from a new study. For the first time, it now surpasses Instagram. Read the article here.