Research + News | Topic: Video
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.
Jan 8, 2018
Video Game Stars: Players As Celebrity
Gone are the days where the plotlines of Thursday night sitcoms are discussed in the schoolyard Friday. Your kids are potentially more likely to be watching talented or charismatic gamers play online and partaking in communal chat rooms with fellow fans. Read the article here.
Dec 8, 2017
These Are The Top YouTube Videos That Went Viral In 2017
YouTube’s top viral video in 2017 was a singing man in an oyster costume. Read and view the rest of the list here.
Nov 9, 2017
YouTube Accused Of ‘Violence’ Against Young Children Over Kids’ Content
Google’s video service is filled with disturbing channels and pre-school-aimed videos such as dark Peppa Pig that ‘border on abuse’, says campaigner. Read the article here.
Nov 7, 2017
On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters
The app YouTube Kids contains dark corners, as videos that are disturbing for children slip past its filters, either by mistake or because bad actors have found ways to fool the YouTube Kids algorithms. Read the article here.
Aug 8, 2017
This Popular Teen App Is Quickly Turning Into Chatroulette 2.0, Complete With All Its Issues
Monkey is one of the most downloaded apps among the under-25 set, with an average age of 23 according to app analytics companies. Read the article here.
Jul 11, 2017
Gen Z Spends Less Time With Text
It seems that long and short form video is the way to connect with Gen Z. Read the article here.
Jun 28, 2017
Netflix Debuts Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories For Kids
Netflix announced the debut of “interactive” stories on its service – a sort of choose-your-own-adventure style of storytelling, where viewers get to decide what happens next.
Read the article here.