Research + News | Topic: Social Media
Nov 14, 2017
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.
Nov 13, 2017
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.
Nov 2, 2017
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.
Oct 25, 2017
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.
Oct 20, 2017
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.
Oct 19, 2017
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.
Sep 13, 2017
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.
Aug 22, 2017
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.
Aug 18, 2017
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.
Aug 18, 2017
Teens And The Distorted Reality Of Social Media
Instagram, Snapchat, Photoshop and special filters have created an aura of plastic beauty that makes our girls and boys feel less than, every second they scroll down their smartphone’s screen.
Read the full article here.