Research + News | Topic: Trends
Mar 25, 2022
TikTok Trend Misfires After Teens Trying #OrbeezChallenge Charged With Aggravated Assault
The trend encourages people to use airsoft guns to shoot the small gel beads at people nearby. 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.
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.
May 5, 2021
What Is ‘Cheugy’? You Know It When You See It
Out of touch? Basic? A new term to describe a certain aesthetic is gaining popularity on TikTok. Read the full article here.
Jan 6, 2021
TikTok Teens’ Latest Passion Is Enterprise Software
Five days into the new year, and TikTok’s hottest 2021 trend is teens using enterprise software to go viral. Read the article here.
Dec 21, 2020
‘Want To Do The Spacegirl Dance With Me?’ How To Talk To Teens This Christmas
Between cancelled school formals and gap years, it’s a bleak time to be a teenager – but Nina Dillon Britton knows the right words to say. Read the article here.
Dec 16, 2020
Doctors Warn Teens Not To Try New ‘Scalp Popping’ TikTok Trend
A new TikTok trend has teens pulling their scalp in hopes of getting it to “pop.” Read the article here.
Nov 9, 2020
Anti-Capitalist Teens Are Sharing Shoplifting Tips On TikTok
Gen Z are sharing their stealing tips to punish chain stores and “problematic” businesses. Read the article here
Nov 2, 2020
Defusing The “Benadryl Challenge”: Discussing Danger With Teens
The latest challenge in the news is the “Benadryl challenge” that appeared on TikTok. Read the article here.
Oct 6, 2020
In Wake Of “Benadryl Challenge” On TikTok, FDA Issues Warning
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about serious health problems with high doses of the allergy medicine Benadryl, after reports of teens participating in the so-called “Benadryl Challenge” on the social media platform TikTok. Read the article here.