Research + News | Topic: TikTok

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.

A Pastor’s Son Becomes A Critic Of Religion On TikTok

John Piper is one of the most influential theologians in America. His son Abraham calls evangelicalism “a destructive, narrow-minded worldview.” 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.

TikTok Is “Like A Trap,’ Health Experts Say As Eating Disorders Among Teens Rise

Numerous studies have documented the negative effects of social media on people with eating disorders, but there are some aspects specific to TikTok that are concerning. Read the article here.

Teens Film TikTok Prank Telling 8-Year-Old Her Parents Died – How Should They Be Punished?

If you suspect your child is bullying others online or off, experts say parents need to be on the front lines of fixing the problem. Read the article here.

On TikTok, Mental Health Creators Are Confused For Therapists. That’s A Serious Problem

Creators who purport to reduce the stigma around mental health issues may be unintentionally spreading misinformation on the app, where people who post about mental health are easily confused with real professionals making similar content. Read the article here.

How ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Has Become A Cult Favorite For Another Generation Of Teens On TikTok

Now streaming on Hulu, Gen Z has discovered the beloved and short-lived Judd Apatow comedy, proving it endures as a timeless portrait of high school angst. Read the article here.

TikTok Is Being Used By Vape Sellers Marketing To Teens

Sellers are offering flavored disposable vapes, parent-proof ‘discreet’ packaging, no ID checks. Read the article here.

Insider Created A TikTok Account And Set The Age At 14 To Test How Long Before A Plastic Surgeon’s Promotional Video Appeared. It Only Took 8 Minutes.

Videos promoting rhinoplasty are appearing on the For You Page of teenagers as young as 14. Read the article here.

The Paradox Of Online “Body Positivity”

It has always sucked to compare yourself to the prettiest girl in school, but it sucks a lot more to feel like everybody else in the entire world is the prettiest girl in school. Read the article here.