Research + News | Topic: Social Media

Schools Try Blocking Social Media

Some school districts are trying to block smartphone access to major social platforms while students are on school grounds. Read the article here.

Most Teens Take Breaks From Social Media

A new survey found that more than half (58%) of U.S. teens have taken a break from social media, with two-thirds of these or roughly 38% of the total doing so voluntarily. Read the article here.

Teens, College Students Favor Snapchat While Gen Z Spends Up To 11 Hours Per Day On Social

It may come as no surprise that Snapchat and Instagram have a solid lead over Facebook when it comes to the frequency that high school and college students use the social media channels, with young Snapchat users checking in at a rate of up to six times per day or more. Read the article here.

Latest App Craze: Social Video-Chatting and Live Streaming

Friends, fame, and fortune could be only one stream away, but parents need to help protect privacy. Read the article here.

‘Eraser Challenge’ Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters ‘erase’ their skin away. Read the article here.

What Happens In An Internet Minute?

Some statistics from 2016 about how much we do online. View the stats here.

Pope Warns Against ‘False’ Images of Social Media

Pope Francis takes a swipe at social media in a new message recorded for 2017 World Youth Day on April 9, warning young people not to be deceived by “false images,” which not only fail to reflect reality but encourage the atomization of society. Read the article here.

Popular Comedy YouTubers Kids Go Crazy Over

From silly skits to wacky challenges to entertaining rants, YouTube offers kids quick hits of comedy that they can’t find anywhere else.

Read the article from Common Sense Media here.

For Kids, Social Is A Key Source For News

Nearly four in 10 get news from social networks. Read the article here.

Parents: Get Off Your Phone

Suggestions from Tim Elmore and his Growing Leaders blog. Read the blog post here.