Research + News | Topic: Social Media

UK Teens Say Instagram Is The Worst App For Cyberbullying

New research claims Instagram is home to more cyberbullies than any other social media platform, with Facebook coming in a close second. Read the article here.

Social Media Linked To Surge In Plastic Surgery

Certain surgeons can thank social media for the rapid increase in spending on cosmetic plastic surgery, according to a new study from a British think-tank, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, which echoes similar studies in the U.S.

Read the article here.

You Won’t Believe What Kids Are Writing About Celebs, Book Characters, and Other Pop Culture Stars

Learn about the colorful world of fanfiction, where kids write and share original (but often racy) stories. Read this blog post from Common Sense Media here.

Have Media Habits Changed Among Millennials And Teens?

Gen Z is shifting away from blogs and publisher sites. Read the research here.

9 Ways To Help Teens Manage Their Social Media Footprint

As parents, there are plenty of ways we can encourage them to make better decisions online, not to mention, IRL (in real life). 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.

The Secret Online World of British Teens: How Streaks, Deep Likes And Ghosting Define Young Lives

Britain’s teenagers are growing up in a new online world, rife with anxiety-inducing social pressures, bullying, and security issues. What’s it like to grow up online?

Read the article from WIRED here.

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.