Research + News | Topic: Trends
Apr 26, 2019
Move Over Tide Pods: There’s A New ‘Shell On’ Teen Challenge In Town
Teenagers are eating banana peels, candy wrappers and more in a new viral competition dubbed the “shell on challenge.” Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2019
13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About
From the Momo Challenge to the Mannequin Challenge, internet stunts can be funny — or completely frightening — for kids. Read this post from Common Sense Media here.
May 10, 2018
The Murky Facts Of The ‘Deodorant Challenge’ – And Other Viral Teen ‘Crazes’
Dumb and dangerous online teen challenges are repeat visitors to the news cycle. And they bring with them a whole world of factual murkiness. Read the article here.
Apr 3, 2018
Where’s Your Teen Sleeping? Check Chuck E. Cheese, then Walmart
Adventure seekers are hiding overnight in stores for ‘24-hour challenge’—and are really, really bored. Read the article here.
Jan 29, 2018
Despite YouTube and Amazon’s Efforts, Record Numbers Of Teens Are Still Eating Tide Pods
The “eating Tide Pods” meme continues to be one of the more baffling parts of 2018. Read the article here.
Apr 4, 2017
‘Eraser Challenge’ Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids
Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters ‘erase’ their skin away. Read the article here.
Mar 9, 2017
What Do Teen Influencers Watch on YouTube?
Teen influencers are more likely to watch product reviews than any other type of video on YouTube, with 77% saying they go to YouTube to view such content.
Read the article here.
Aug 4, 2016
Pokemon Go Is Officially More Popular Than Internet Porn
According to Google Trends, search results for Pokémon GO have surpassed that of porn searches. Read the full article here.
Jul 13, 2016
‘Pokemon Go’ Takes World By Storm, But Sparks Controversy
“Pokemon Go” has become a phenomenon since its launch last week, although the location-based Nintendo game is sparking controversy. Read the article here.
Jul 13, 2016
Why Teens Around the World Are Freaking Out About Thai Slime
Today if you search the hashtag #slime on Instagram, you’ll find over 600,000 posts, most of them by young girls. Read the article here.