Research + News | Topic: Suicide
Feb 11, 2019
Instagram Rolls Out Sensitivity Screens In The Wake Of Teen Suicide
The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, announced on Tuesday that company is implementing changes that it hopes will stop younger users from being exposed to inappropriate content relating to suicide and self harm. Read the article here.
Jan 29, 2019
Instagram ‘Implicated’ In Teen Suicides As It Prepares To Merge With Facebook
It’s notable that until now, Instagram has managed to remain healthily detached from the issues that have plagued Facebook over the last twelve months. Read the full article here.
Aug 6, 2018
Momo Challenge: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know
Parents are worried that a new challenge known as the Momo Challenge — rumored to be a suicide challenge on WhatsApp — might be the successor to the Blue Whale Challenge. Read the article here.
Jul 6, 2018
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.
May 24, 2018
Are Smartphones Causing More Teen Suicides?
Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm. Read the article here.
Mar 12, 2018
Teen Suicides Rise In Tandem With Cyberbullying – And Advocates Have Had Enough
Families and legislators have banded together to fight a scourge that is harming and even killing teenagers. Read the article here.
Jan 2, 2018
Helping Teens Turn Off In A World That’s ‘Always On’: The Links Between Technology And Depression
A new study links anxiety, severe depression, suicide attempts and suicide with the rise in use of smartphones, tablets and other devices. Read the article here.
Dec 5, 2017
Cellphones, Video Games Eyed In Teen Suicide Study
Researchers studying a spike in teen suicides in Utah found that 18 of the 150 youngsters who took their own lives in a five-year period had recently lost privileges to use their electronic devices such as phones, tablets and gaming systems, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Read the article here.
Nov 27, 2017
Teenage Depression And Suicide Are Way Up – And So Is Smartphone Use
Those born after 1995 are much more likely to experience mental-health issues than their millennial predecessors. Read the article here.
Nov 22, 2017
Screen Time Increases Teen Depression, Thoughts Of Suicide, Research Suggests
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.