Research + News | Topic: Viral
Jan 24, 2020
Teens Urged Not To Participate In Popular Social Media Challenge
The #outletchallenge on the TikTok app presents significant electrical hazards. Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2019
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.
Jun 17, 2019
Activist Campaigns Have Unforeseen Negative Impact On Teens
New research suggests such campaigns can harm vulnerable populations in ways not yet fully understood. Read the article here.
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.
May 18, 2016
Why Teenagers Get Suckered In By Social Media Dares
Several popular and life-threatening social media challenges have prompted warnings from public health officials over the last few years. What draws teens in? Read the article here.
Jan 13, 2016
The Surprisingly Depressing Experience of Going Viral
A viral video star writes about what overnight Internet fame taught him about real community, for Relevant Magazine. Read the article here.