Research + News | Topic: Social Media
May 26, 2017
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.
May 22, 2017
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.
May 4, 2017
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.
Apr 4, 2017
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.
Apr 4, 2017
‘Eraser Challenge’ Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids
Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters ‘erase’ their skin away. Read the article here.
Apr 3, 2017
What Happens In An Internet Minute?
Some statistics from 2016 about how much we do online. View the stats here.
Mar 30, 2017
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.
Mar 29, 2017
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.
Mar 22, 2017
For Kids, Social Is A Key Source For News
Nearly four in 10 get news from social networks. Read the article here.
Mar 20, 2017
Parents: Get Off Your Phone
Suggestions from Tim Elmore and his Growing Leaders blog. Read the blog post here.