Research + News | Topic: YouTube

What YouTube Channels Are High Schoolers Watching?

The majority of high schoolers have embraced YouTube as their social media platform of choice, with recent studies showing that the majority of high schoolers spend exponentially more time on the video-sharing service than on the wealth of other social media options out there. Read the article here.

Too Much YouTube? Online Video Usage Among Teens Is Going Through The Roof, Survey Says

Online video usage is going through the roof and has more than doubled in four years. Read the article here.

Teens Explain Their YouTube Obsession (Because Adults Don’t Get It)

High-schoolers tell the WSJ why they love the video social network, but also acknowledge its dark side: ‘Don’t use it as a babysitter’. Read the article here.

In Online Videos, American Teens Know What They Like

Being funny (52%), having an interesting topic (46%), and being short in length (43%) are important. Read the article here.

From David Dobrik To The Rock, These Are Teens’ Favorite People To Follow On YouTube, Instagram, And Twitter

Teens’ icons and role models aren’t just actors and athletes anymore — now, they’re looking up to their favorite people to follow on Instagram and YouTube. Read the article here.

Teens In The US Are Spending More Time On YouTube Than On Netflix For The First Time

YouTube edged out Netflix as the preferred video streaming platform for teens, according to a new survey from investment banking firm Piper Jaffray. Read the article here.

These Are The Social Media Platforms Teens Are Ditching In 2019

Teenagers and young adults are moving away from Facebook in favor of platforms like YouTube and Snapchat, a new survey conducted by Business Insider found. Read the article 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.

BTS’ ‘Boy With Luv’ Shatters Viewing Records On YouTube

The male K-Pop group’s latest song notched 100 million views in less than 48 hours. It is the quickest to ever hit the milestone on YouTube. Learn more 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.