Research + News | Topic: TikTok
Oct 18, 2021
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.
Oct 18, 2021
‘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.
Oct 5, 2021
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.
Sep 30, 2021
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.
Sep 30, 2021
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.
Aug 17, 2021
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.
Aug 16, 2021
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.
Jul 23, 2021
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.
Jul 21, 2021
TikTok Made Me Buy It
The video app is causing products to blow up — and flame out — faster than ever. Read the article here.
Jul 16, 2021
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.