Research + News | Topic: Social Media

Sleep Loss In Teens Linked To Social Media

Sleep loss in teenagers is correlated with frequent social media use, according to a new study by researchers in the UK, titled “Sleepless in school? The social dimensions of young people’s bedtime rest and routines” published in the Journal of Youth Studies.

Read the rest of the article here.

Are Teens Replacing Drugs with Social Media?

Today’s teens are a bunch of squares, according to the Monitoring the Future study from Michigan University, which has measured drug and alcohol use among teenagers since 1975. Every year, researchers survey approximately 45,000 eighth, 10th, and 12th graders, and their 2015 results show the lowest percentage of teens using alcohol and drugs since 1990. Read the full article 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.

Using Multiple Social Platforms Linked to Depression

Young adults who use multiple social media platforms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression than peers who user fewer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health. Read the full article here.

New Study Finds 15 Percent of 6th Graders Commit Cyber Abuse

According to a new study, 15 percent of sixth-grade students report they have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology. Read the article here.

Snapchat Beats Instagram And Facebook As The Top Social Platform For Teens

Study finds 80% use the app once a month. Read the article here.

Bullying In The Age Of Tech-Savvy Children

Threats and harassment come to children via text message, social media and online exploitation. Read the article here.

For Tweens, A Social Media Network All Their Own

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and many other social media sites are technically only open to people 13 and above, what is a tween to do? Read the article here.

A Quarter of Brits Fake Vacation Photos Online

The pressure to make other people feel miserable about their dreary, deskbound existences is so great that many of us have taken to faking images of our allegedly fabulous holidays. Read the article here.

I Used To Be A Human Being: How Technology Almost Killed Me

“An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.”

By Andrew Sullivan for NYMag. Read the entire article here.