News | Topic: Social Media
Nov 9, 2022
New Endorsements For College Athletes Resurface An Old Concern: Sex Sells
Female college athletes are making millions thanks to their large social media followings. But some who have fought for equity in women’s sports worry that their brand building is regressive. Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2022
Teen Girls’ Sexy TikTok Videos Take A Mental-Health Toll
Girls are often anxious and overwhelmed by the attention they get after posting suggestive videos; therapists say more are suffering emotionally. Read the article here.
Jan 18, 2021
New Trend Making Teens Vulnerable To Human Trafficking
How a trend to gain social media followers is making teens vulnerable to trafficking. Read the article here.
Dec 18, 2020
Fed-Up Teens Are Outing Their Rapists On TikTok
Social media may feel like some women’s only route to justice. Read the article here.
Dec 20, 2019
How Social Media Is Transforming Teens’ Ideas About Sex May Surprise You
This the first in a series that looks at how social media has changed the way teens learn about, and engage in, sex. Read the article here.
May 20, 2019
For Teens, Romances Where The Couple Never Meets Are Now Normal
A generation that lives online is redefining dating; ‘We only met for 20 minutes and that was the first and last time we ever saw each other.’ Read the article here.
Aug 31, 2018
Yes, Teens Are Texting and Using Social Media Instead Of Reading Books
The Washington Post shares research on social media and texting instead of reading books. Read the full article here.
Jul 26, 2018
New Movie, “Eighth Grade” Highlights Social Media’s Effect On Children
A new film, “Eighth Grade,” tackles the experience of an adolescent girl finishing out middle school, and highlights the effects of social media on her life. Read the full article here.
Warning: The film has been given an R-rating.
May 16, 2018
Live Streaming Apps Put Young Teens At Risk For Sex Predators, Advocates Warn
The rise in popularity of livestreaming apps is putting young teens and pre-teens at growing risk of becoming victims of sex predators and distributors of child porn, advocates say. Read the article here.
Oct 31, 2017
More Education Is Needed To Help Teens And Young Adults Stand Up To A New Epidemic: Digital Dating Abuse
Mary Kay’s annual ‘Truth About Abuse’ Survey reveals more than 80 percent of young people need more information to talk to friends about abuse. Read the article here.
Sep 13, 2017
Fathers Warns Parents About Popular App After His 7-Year-Old Daughter Is Asked To Send Suggestive Photos
When Brad Summer’s 7-year-old daughter, Madison, was asked by a stranger to send nude pictures of herself through a popular music app, he knew he had to warn other parents about the dangers of social media. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2017
Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence
Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.
Jul 10, 2017
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.
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May 29, 2017
‘Tinder For Teens’? The Dark Side Of A Teen App Called ‘Yellow’
In the App store, Yellow is billed as an easy and free way to build friends. Safety experts see it as an easy and free way to connect with total strangers. Learn more about the app here.
May 24, 2017
Facebook Deals With Massive Revenge Porn, Sextortion Allegations
Every month Facebook considers nearly 54,000 cases of suspected revenge porn or sexual extortion on its platform says a new story from the Guardian.com. Read the article here.
Sep 6, 2016
Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls
Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.
Aug 4, 2016
Now Teenagers Have Their Own Version of Tinder
Tinder recently banned teenagers, but that doesn’t mean that their swiping days are over. An app called Spotafriend mimics the Tinder experience, but is exclusively available for teenagers between the ages of 13-19.
Read the article here.
Jul 8, 2016
Snapchat Serves Sex To Teens, Parent Serves Lawsuit To Snapchat
A lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed against Snapchat in behalf of an unnamed 14-year old boy and his mother for presenting sexually explicit content to minors without sufficient warning. Read the article here.
May 26, 2016
Teen Girl Filmed Having Sex With Up to 2 Dozen Boys in Florida School Bathroom, Prompting Investigation
A group of teenagers who had sex in a high school bathroom in Fort Myers, Florida, then posted a video of the act on social media, have been disciplined, school officials said.
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May 3, 2016
Teenager Accused of Using App to Livestream Her Friend Being Raped
An Ohio teenager has been accused of livestreaming the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend using the social media app Periscope. Read the article here.