Research + News | Topic: Social Media

Social Media Challenge Has Teens Trying To get COVID-19

A new social media challenge could have your child licking different public objects to possibly get the coronavirus. Read the article here.

Limit Social Media, Hike Communication As Teen Anxiety Increases Over COVID-19

Uncertainty during pandemic tough for teens. Read the article here.

How Social Media Affects The Mental Health Of Teenagers

Research has found that social media use can affect self-esteem, and make typical teenage pressure and bullying worse, but it can also connect isolated teens and help them find supportive networks. Read the article here.

Gen Z’s Favorite Social-Media Platform? None Of The Above

But new research from Kantar reveals that while this generation is more active than any other age group on social media, their favorite social haunts aren’t YouTube, Facebook, Snap or TikTok. Read the article here.

Opinion: ‘The Children I Meet Are Often Shattered By Their Social Media Use’

“On the one hand, [our devices] are great fun and often fascinating, but on the other hand, they can be a continuous distraction from our real lives and can often make us feel tense, nervy and disconnected.” Read the article here.

How Colleges Use Kids’ Social Media Feeds

Learn how what you post can hurt — and help — the admissions process. Read the article here.

Research Links Social Media To Mental Distress In Teens

Are more and more teens experiencing the negative effects of social media? Dr. Gillian Galen and Cosmopolitan’s Jessica Pels discuss in this video from MSNBC. View the video here.

More Evidence Links Social Media Use To Poorer Mental Health In Teens

Smartphones, and being on Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and the like may be taking a big toll on teens’ mental health, a new survey of collected data on the subject shows. Read the article here.

3 Ways For Big Tech To Protect Teens From Harm

Two psychiatrists offer key changes that social media platforms can make to stop doing harm and start doing good for those who may struggle with their mental health. Read the article here.

The Saddest Part Of Sadfishing

Is this ultra-personal sharing happening in the wrong forum? Read the article here.