Research + News | Topic: Mental Health

Late-Night Screen Time Puts Teens’ Sleep And Mental Health At Risk

Summer could be a good time to encourage teenagers to put down their phones and enjoy the outdoors. View the article here.

Teen Girls Suffer From Digital Dating Abuse

Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara have found teens experience digital dating abuse at similar rates, but girls reported that they were more upset by these behaviors and reported more negative emotional responses.

Read the article here.

Gen Z’s Head Game

The seemingly self-obsessed behavior of selfie taking hides some dark patterns regarding body image. Read the article here.

Night Phone Use A Danger For Adolescent Mental Health

The world’s first long-term assessment of mental health effects from adolescents’ late-night mobile use has shown some concerning results. Read the article here.

Research Offers Mixed Messages On The Impact Of Social Media On Adolescent Emotional Health

Parents wonder if their children’s constant use of Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat is healthy. Read the article here.

Night Phone Use A Danger For Adolescent Mental Health

The world’s first long-term assessment of mental health effects from adolescents’ late-night mobile use has shown some concerning results. Read the article here.

The Highs and Lows of Teens’ Instagram Use

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found. Read the article here.

No Link Between Violent Video Games & Lack of Empathy

The finding, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, suggests that empathy is not blunted by playing violent video games long-term.

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There’s No Crying On Social Media!

Young adults are desperate not to let peers see any signs of weakness or failure.

Read this article/book review by Andrew Root for Christianity Today here.

Just One Hour A Day On Social Media Makes Teens Miserable

Social media sites help us stay connected, but for younger teens, the cost of online connectivity can be steep. Read the article here.