Research + News | Topic: Social Media

Social Media Use In 2021

A majority of Americans say they use YouTube and Facebook, while use of Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok is especially common among adults under 30. Read the article here.

YouTube Dominates Social Media Reach, TikTok Now Rivals Snapchat, Twitter

In its debut in a highly regarded study of Americans’ social media platform usage, TikTok ranks just behind Snapchat and Twitter, and well ahead of far more established Reddit as a social media destination U.S. adults say they use. Read the article here.

Social Media and Mental Health

Tips for families of older kids and teens from Common Sense Media. Read the article here.

Study Shows Connection Between Social Media Use And Binge Eating In Pre-Teens

Learning to control your social media and TV habits early can help kids make healthier decisions as they get older. Read the article here.

10-Year Study Shows Elevated Suicide Risk From Excess Social Media Time For Teen Girls

Girls who used social media for at least two to three hours per day at the beginning of the study–when they were about 13 years old–and then greatly increased their use over time were at a higher clinical risk for suicide as emerging adults. Read the article here.

People Spend Nearly 2 1/2 Hours Daily On Social Media

Facebook remains the world’s most used social platform both in the U.S. and globally, followed by YouTube and WhatsApp. Read the article here.

Teens, Social Media Use And Mental Health: What You Really Need To Know

There might be cause for concern, but that doesn’t mean you need to panic. Read the article here.

Young Adults Who Spend 5+ Hours Daily On Social Media Much More Likely To Be Depressed

While younger people aren’t the only ones who can develop an addiction to surfing social media all day, a new study finds it can have a serious impact on their mental health. Read the article here.

Children Can ByPass Age Verification Procedures In Popular Social Media Apps

Lero study shows children can bypass apps’ age verification measures by lying. Read the article here.

Facebook And Twitter Bumming You Out? Doomscrolling Leads Users To Social Media Detox. Here’s How You Can, Too.

Doomscrolling, or doomsurfing, refers to the tendency to continue to scroll through bad news despite the content being saddening, disheartening or depressing. Read the article here.