Research + News | Topic: Trends

Google Just Released The Top Search Trends For 2019

Disney+ was the most searched term for the entire year. Read the article here.

Google’s Top Trending Searches In 2019: Disney Plus, Hurricane Dorian, iPhone 11

The look back reveals some of the top news events, people and entertainment searches, and it includes the year’s most asked questions and vacation destinations. Read the article here.

Teens Explain The VSCO Girl – And Why You Never Want To Be One

The VSCO girl, named after VSCO, an Instagram-like app for photo editing and sharing, wears oversize name-brand shirts, wrist scrunchies, and puka shell necklaces… and more. Read the article here.

The Teens Have Found A New Ill-Advised Viral Trend

Putting glue above your upper lip in order to make your lips look plump? Read more about the trend here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Eraser Challenge’ Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters ‘erase’ their skin away. Read the article here.