Research + News | Topic: Social Media
Dec 15, 2021
What Teen Girls Wish Parents Knew About Instagram
What do teen girls wish grown-ups (particularly their parents) really knew about Instagram? And what advice do they have for kids just starting out on the app? Read the article here.
Dec 15, 2021
Parents Of The Social Media Generation Are Not OK
Parents who did not spend their childhoods with social media apps are now struggling to understand and navigate the potential harms that social media can have on their kids’ mental health as they grow up. Read the article here.
Dec 10, 2021
Instagram Unveils New Teen Safety Tools Ahead Of Senate Hearing
Instagram is rolling out a new set of safety features aimed at its youngest users and their parents, a day before the photo-sharing app’s head testifies to Congress about the platform’s potential risks to kids and teens. Read the article here.
Dec 2, 2021
For Teens Who Are Glued To Social Media, This 4-Step Plan Can Help
Nov 30, 2021
A Look At Gen Z’s Preferred Social Platforms
The social networks with the most monthly Gen Z users are Snapchat (42.0 million), TikTok (37.3 million), and Instagram (33.3 million). Read the article here.
Nov 23, 2021
The Dangerous Experiment On Teen Girls
The preponderance of the evidence suggests that social media is causing real damage to adolescents. Read the article here.
Nov 11, 2021
The Question We’ve Stopped Asking About Teenagers And Social Media
Should they be using these services at all? Read the article here.
Nov 8, 2021
Joining Social Media Before Age 11 Is Associated With Problematic Digital Behaviors
A new study published in Computers in Human Behavior found that using Instagram or Snapchat before age 11 was significantly related to more problematic digital behaviors compared to those who joined these platforms when they were older. Read the article here.
Oct 27, 2021
1 In 3 Young Children Are Already Using Social Media Apps – Without Parental Supervision
A new study finds a third of children between seven and nine years-old are already using social media apps. Read the article here.
Oct 26, 2021
Children Under 10 Are Using Social Media. Parents Can Help Them Stay Safe Online