Research + News | Topic: Loneliness

6 Ways Social Media Is Ruining Our Friendships

Don’t let digital interactions replace real-life intimacy. Read the article here.

Do Your Students Struggle With Hikikomori?

Hikikomori is a phenomenon first read about in Japan, but it has spread to other cultures such as Spain, France, Italy, and Latin America. It’s a trend describing socially withdrawn youth. Read the article here.

Teens and Young Children Are Most At Risk For Developing Internet Addiction

The need to constantly be “plugged in” can lead to many health and developmental problems for young people. Read the article here.

The Internet is Fertile Ground for the Mosaic of Allegiances out of Which Teens Build Identity

Your teens years are a time to try on a bunch of different self-concepts. Read the article here.

‘More Connected, Yet More Alone’

As our society (and our lives) become more saturated with technological devices, is our “connected” culture creating a society of lonely people? Read the article here.

Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren’t As Lonely As You Think

Loneliness may be part of the human condition, but social media don’t seem to be harming teenagers’ social lives. Read more here.

Social Media ‘Glorifies and Normalizes Suicidal Behavior’ In Young People and Teenagers

An Australian study warns that social media is exposing more and more youngsters to suicide. Read the full article here.

Teen ‘Like’ and ‘FOMO’ Anxiety

The quest for likes and the fear of missing out can cause social media anxiety among teens, CNN takes a look. View the article here.

Inside the Secret World of Teen Suicide Hashtags

Young people will always find ways to talk about depression, self-harm, and internal pain. Right now these conversations are happening with hashtags on the Internet. Read the full story here.

Social Media Affecting Teens’ Concepts of Friendship, Intimacy

Young people feel socially supported by having large networks of on-line friends they may never see. Read the full story here.