Research + News | Topic: Social Media

Depressed Teens Turn To Social Media To Cope, Survey Finds

Despite fears that digital tech may worsen depression, most teens and young adults surveyed said it did not make a difference. Read the article here.

Around 60% Of Teens Feel Pressure To Look ‘Perfect’ On Social Media – And Influencers May Be To Blame

A survey by YMCA of 1,000 Brits aged 11-16 about body image expectations revealed that 58 per cent say celebrities are responsible, while 52 per cent blamed people on social media. Read the article here.

Longer Hours On Social Media May Increase Teens’ Risk Of Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying may be linked to higher use of social network sites by school children aged 14-17 years. Read the article here.

Should Parents Be Friends With Their Kids On Social Media?

The answer to this question about being friends with our kids probably depends on the personality and age of your child. Read the rest of the answer from Tim Elmore in his blog post here.

Set A Better Example For Gen Z On Social Media

Technology, especially social media, is one of the biggest “shapers” for Gen Z, the digital natives. In this podcast from Impact 360 Institute, Nikki Dutton and Jonathan Morrow discuss some practical ways that adults can set a good example for Gen Z on social media. Listen to the podcast here.

Teenage Girl’s Suicide In 2014 Shows Social Media Has Transformed The Way Kids Are Bullied

“The constant bullying is a factor in teen suicide, and with the 24-hour cycle of news and social media, there’s no getting away from it.” Read the rest of the article here.

Police Warn Parents Of Social Media’s Role In Human Trafficking

Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in big cities, it happens everywhere and a big part, according to Michigan State Police, is because of social media. Read the article here.

Constantly On: Teens And Social Media

The latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast digs into data about teens’ use of social media. Listen to the podcast here.

What A New Study Reveals About Selfies And Teenage Body Image

From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it’s no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone. Read the rest of the article here.

Ten Ways “Grown-Up” Christians Can Set A Better Example For Gen Z On Social Media

Dear Christians On Social Media, Gen Z Is Watching. Read this article from Jonathan Morrow for the Impact 360 Institute here.