Research + News | Topic: TikTok
Nov 14, 2022
TikTok Promotes Toxic Diet Culture Among Teens, Young Adults
Study authors from the University of Vermont found that the most viewed content on TikTok related to either food, nutrition, or weight largely perpetuates a toxic diet culture among young users. Read the article here.
Nov 9, 2022
New Survey Underlines TikTok’s Popularity With Teen Users
According to the latest survey data from Piper Sandler, which incorporates responses from over 14,500 US teens, TikTok is their primary social app of choice, dwarfing Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, which all continue to decline in teen preference. Read the article here.
Nov 7, 2022
Weight-Normative Messaging Predominates On TikTok – A Qualitative Content Analysis
Nutrition-related content on TikTok is largely weight normative, and may contribute to disordered eating behaviors and body dissatisfaction in the young people that are TikTok’s predominant users. Read the study here.
Oct 31, 2022
Teens Turn To TikTok In Search Of A Mental Health Diagnosis
While social media can help people feel less alone, using it to evaluate symptoms has several downsides. Read the article here.
Oct 25, 2022
New Documentary Asks: How Is TikTok Impacting Teens’ Mental Health?
The new documentary TikTok Boom, premiering tonight on PBS’s Independent Lens, explores the rise of TikTok by looking at its social-political, cultural and economic influences. Read the article here.
Sep 27, 2022
Please Don’t Cook Chicken In NyQuil, The FDA Asks TikTok Users
Cooking chicken in NyQuil cold medicine doesn’t sound very appetizing — and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that it’s definitely not safe, either. Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2022
For Gen Z, TikTok Is The New Search Engine
Young people are turning to TikTok to search for answers. Google has noticed. Read the article here.
Sep 15, 2022
Big Tech Is Co-Parenting Our Children. Yes, Be Afraid.
In “Who’s Raising the Kids?” Susan Linn’s searing indictment of corporate greed, tech companies targeting children are rivaled only by the lawmakers who let them get away with it. Read the book review here.
Sep 15, 2022
Teens And Media: A Conversation
TikTok is at the center of where media matters to GenZ. Read the article here.
Sep 15, 2022
Teens Now Turn To TikTok More Than Google – But Not For Schoolwork
Nearly 40 percent of young people—ages 18 to 24—are turning to visual-based social media platforms like TikTok or Instagram for their internet searches. Read the article here.