Research + News | Topic: TikTok

Under Lockdown, U.S. Teens Turn To TikTok For Life Hacks, Laughs

Millions of U.S. teenagers shut up in their homes and receiving their education online are turning for morale support and comic relief to each other – via immensely popular video sharing apps like TikTok. Read the article here.

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.

Prom Might Be Cancelled, But TikTok Teens Have Backup Plans

Students were upset, but worked out ways to prom from home. Read the article here.

This Week In TikTok: Bored Teens Are making Self-Isolation Content

This is TikTok on coronavirus, and much like the world around it, everything feels weird and different. Read the article here.

TikTok Penetration Among US Gen Zers

The media’s obsession with Gen Z and TikTok is ever-present, but whether user levels are as high as reported is debatable. Read the article here.

Teens Love TikTok, But Do They Love The Video App Too Much?

To some, the Chinese-owned online video service is an unnerving black box that could be sharing information with the Chinese government, facilitating espionage, or just promoting videos and songs some parents consider lewd. Read the article here.

TikTok Teens Are Obsessed With Fake Luxury Products

Young consumers want to wear items that look like Gucci or Lululemon, but don’t necessarily want to pay for them. Read the article here.

‘Metabolism Drops’ Recall: What To Know About TikTok’s Latest Dangerous Trend

The maker of Metabolism Drops, Rae Wellness, has issued a recall after teens began promoting this weight-loss supplement on TikTok. Read the article here.

Behind That Teenage TikTok Star, There’s Probably A Very Confused Parent

Teens can achieve online stardom almost overnight. While that creates an opportunity for a generation of internet users, it also poses a new challenge for a generation of parents. Read the article here.

Teens Warned About Dangerous Social Media Jumping Challenge

Called the “Skullbreaker Challenge,” authorities and parents are warning teenagers that the new social media craze, made popular on Tik Tok, could cause serious damage to participants. Read the article here.