Research + News | Topic: TikTok

Teen Girls Are Developing Tics. Doctors Say TikTok Could Be A Factor

When teens started turning up in doctors’ offices with sudden, severe physical tics, specialists suspected social media: The girls had been watching Tourette syndrome TikTok videos. Read the article here.

‘It Spreads Like A Disease’: How Pro-Eating-Disorder Videos Reach Teens On TikTok

Although the platform bans content promoting dangerous weight loss, hashtags such as #skinnycheck can still be found. Read the article here.

Ever Heard Of The Blackout Challenge? How Social Media Is Changing Peer Pressure And What To Do About It

Today, peer pressure is at an all-time high, and it’s a different ballgame. Read the blog post from Tim Elmore of Growing Leaders here.

TikTok Tops 1 Billion Users As Social Media App’s Growth Surges

More than one billion people around the world now use TikTok, according to an announcement Monday from the app. Read the article here.

TikTok’s Latest Craze: Stealing Stuff From School

Students are taking things like soap dispensers, fire alarms and bathroom mirrors. TikTok and educators are trying to stop it, but it’s gone viral. Read the article here.

University Of Alabama Sorority Rush Has Taken Over TikTok. Users Can’t Look Away.

Many of the videos, which in the last week have flooded the feeds of TikTok users across the country, show potential new members — or PNMs, as they are called in the sorority and fraternity community — showing off their outfits for themed events and naming the brand or store each item comes from. Other videos show behind the scenes of how they get ready for the events and, in some cases, attending them. Read the article here.

TikTok Videos Are Giving Kids An Overly Positive View Of Vaping

Content portraying vaping as cool and in a positive light is rampant on the popular social media platform TikTok. Read the article here.

12-Year-Old Oklahoma Boy Found Dead After Participating In TikTok ‘Blackout Challenge,’ Reports Say

A 12-year-old boy from Oklahoma died this week after participating in a dangerous social media trend on TikTok, according to a local TV report. Read the article here.

TikTok Made Me Buy It

The video app is causing products to blow up — and flame out — faster than ever. Read the article here.

Meet The Teens Running Fan Pages For 2000s TV Shows That Aired When They Were Babies

Teens are running TikTok and Instagram fan pages for TV shows that aired in the 2000s. Read the article here.