Research + News | Topic: Trends

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.