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Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledge that Instagram is taking a serious toll on the mental health of teen girls. The flurry of investigative pieces makes it clear that what Facebook says in public doesn’t always reflect the company’s knowledge on known issues behind the scenes. The r...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Mental Health, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, WSJ, Data Security

Facebook knows Instagram is bad for teenagers' mental health

AP Photo/Jessica Hill Instagram makes teen girls feel worse about themselves, Facebook internal researchers reportedly found. Those findings were consistent across the past several years, the Wall Street Journal reported. Some teens using Instagram said using the service directly led to suicidal thoughts. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook's internal research shows that teen users' mental health is negatively impacted by using the company's photo-...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Teens, Trends, Social Media, Research, Data, Mental Health, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Vishal Shah, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Community Product Group, AP Photo Jessica Hill Instagram

Instagram will require users to provide their birthday

Instagram will begin prodding users to share their birthday with the service, if they haven’t already done so. The company today announced it will now start popping up a notification that asks you to add your birthday to “personalize your experience.” But the prompt can only be dismissed a handful of times before becoming a requirement. The move is a part of Instagram’s larger goal to create new safety features aimed at younger users, the company explains. This includes the teen privacy protecti...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Teens, Privacy, Social Networking, Social Networks, Children, Social Media, Tech, Regulations, Mobile Apps, Teenagers

Instagram adds new teen safety tools as competition with TikTok heats up

Earlier this year, TikTok made an update to its privacy settings and defaults to further lock down the app for its teenage users. This morning, Instagram followed suit with teen-focused privacy updates of its own. But the Facebook-owned social app didn’t choose to add more privacy to teen accounts by default, as TikTok did — it largely made it more difficult for adults to interact with the app’s teen users. The company said it’s rolling out new safety features that would restrict adult users fro...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Family, Instagram, Teens, Privacy, Safety, Parents, Social Media, Tech, Mobile Applications, A.I, Tiktok

Makers of ‘kid’s first virtual world’ Animal Jam targets Gen Z teens with debut

Before kids graduate to the expansive virtual worlds in games like Roblox, Minecraft, and Fortnite, they often get their start in online social gaming with a game like Animal Jam. Here, kids learn to personalize their avatar, explore a world, chat with other players, and trade items in a safe environment with parental controls. Today, the company behind this popular title, WildWorks, is launching a new game,, which builds on Animal Jam’s legacy while catering to a slightly older crowd of ...
Tags: Google, TC, Gaming, Apps, Games, Kids, Instagram, Teens, Social Media, Tech, Virtual Worlds, Salt Lake City, Stacey, Ryan, Jam, Fer

TikTok is being used by vape sellers marketing to teens

TikTok has a vaping problem. Although a 2019 U.S. law made it illegal to sell or market e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21, TikTok videos featuring top brands of disposable e-cigarettes and vapes for sale have been relatively easy to find on the app. These videos, set to popular and upbeat music, clearly target a teenage customer base with offers of now-unauthorized cartridge flavors like fruit and mint in the form of a disposable vape. Some sellers even promote their “discreet” packagin...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tobacco, Smoking, Teens, Congress, Social Media, Tech, United States, Online Retail, Fda, E-cigarettes

Teen Obsessed With Social Media Kills Herself After Not Getting Enough Likes & Followers

A British teenager with an unhealthy addiction to social media took her own life after she was unable to gain a sizable following or get enough likes on her posts. According to news reports, 19-year-old Chloe Davison was taking selfies and was active on social media just moments before she was found dead in her bedroom after hanging herself. Davison’s 20-year-old sister Jade, who recently got engaged and gave birth to her first child, said Davison struggled with social anxiety and believes socia...
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, Teens, Suicide, Social Media, Snapchat, Jazz, Jade, Chloe, Davison, Coombs, Human Interest, Sad News, Chloe Davison

Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data

In the wake of TechCrunch’s investigation yesterday, Apple blocked Facebook’s Research VPN app before the social network could voluntarily shut it down. The Research app asked users for root network access to all data passing through their phone in exchange for $20 per month. Apple tells TechCrunch that yesterday evening it revoked the Enterprise Certificate that allows Facebook to distribute the Research app without going through the App Store. TechCrunch had reported that Facebook was br...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Privacy, Tech, Research, Policy, Tim Cook, Vpn

Use Instagram to Communicate With Your Teen

When my son approached his teenage years, I braced myself for the inevitable behaviors teens often display. I waited for the eye rolling and the mouthing off. I prepared for door slamming and grunting. I steeled myself for years of silence with a moody teen. I’d often heard parents of teens joke that “you get your kid…Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Teens, Social Media, Lifehacks

Pew: A majority of U.S. teens are bullied online

A majority of U.S. teens have been subject to online abuse, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, out this morning. Specifically, that means they’ve experienced at least one of a half-dozen types of online cyberbullying, including name-calling, being subject to false rumors, receiving explicit images they didn’t ask for, having explicit images of themselves shared without their consent, physical threats, or being constantly asked about their location and activities in a stalker-ish ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Facebook, Family, Harassment, Kids, Instagram, Teens, Parents, Bullying, Study, Tech, Abuse, Pew, Cyberbullying

The beginning of the end? Teens are abandoning Facebook for YouTube

Pew Research Center found that teens use YouTube at a greater rate than any other social media service, with services like Snapchat and Instagram seeing dramatic growth. Should Facebook be worried? The post The beginning of the end? Teens are abandoning Facebook for YouTube appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, News, Instagram, Teens, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Web, Computing, Pew Research Center, Facebook for YouTube

Snapchat Cements Its Must-Have Status Among U.S. Teens

Source: Statista When it comes to their social media preferences, U.S. teens are about as loyal as Brutus was to Caesar. Back in 2013, Facebook was still their social network of choice. In 2014, Instagram took the throne for a while before being replaced by Snapchat in 2016. Now, in the fall of 2017, Snapchat is the clear number 1 for teens in the United States, with nearly half of the 6,000+ teenagers polled for PiperJaffray’s bi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” survey naming it their favorite ...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, Instagram, Teens, Social Networks, Social Media, Infographic, Snapchat, Radio, United States, Caesar, Statista, Facebook and Twitter, Brutus, General Interest, PiperJaffray

A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook

 According to British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label’s new annual survey, Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017 with Facebook close behind. This year’s survey collected results from 10,020 people between the ages of 12 and 20, making for a respectably robust data set that sheds some light into the damaging phenomenon endemic to internet communities.… Read More
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Teens, Tech, Diversity, Cyberbullying, Online Harassment, Instagram and Facebook

How Brandy Melville Built a Cult Following on Instagram

The fact that teens and tweens spend their time on Instagram is hardly newsworthy, but tween-and-teen magnet Brandy Melville has managed to engage and monetize the youthful scrolling masses in order to build a thriving retail brand. In fact, the beachswept, casual apparel brand has relied solely on informal Instagram advertising and word of mouth in order to develop a cult following, and they’re clearly doing something right. #brandyusa A post shared by Brandy Melville (@brandymelvill...
Tags: Fashion, UK, Instagram, Teens, California, La, Germany, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, Social Marketing, Research, E-commerce, Italy, Retail, Apparel

Mari & Mercedes Photos: Pictures to Remember the Teen Couple Who Committed Suicide Days Apart

The tragic love story of Markeice “Mari” Brown and Mercedes Shaday Smith — a young couple from Ohio who committed suicide just days apart — went viral on Facebook over the weekend. Markeice “Mari” Brown & Mercedes Shaday Smith: Teen Couple Commits Suicide Days Apart, Guy Posts Video on Facebook Live On the morning of Thursday, April 20th 2017, Mercedes was found dead of an apparent suicide inside her college dorm room. Just two days later, on Saturday, April 22nd, her boyfriend Markeise took h...
Tags: Photos, Facebook, Couples, Teens, Suicide, Sad, Social Media, Viral, Pop Culture, Jazz, Ohio, Mercedes, Mari, R.I.P, Sad News, Mari Mercedes

Are Selfies and Businesses a Social Media Match Made in Heaven?

Before the digital age, selfies were self-portraits taken with cameras by creative photographers. Selfies evolved as the years rolled by and, in 2013, the word “selfie” was ranked as the most popular of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. Fast-forward to 2016: Taking selfies has become a normal lifestyle impulse. This craze is growing rapidly. As a result, serious business owners should contemplate using selfies. They are powerful social media enticements for attracting new customers and engaging e...
Tags: Images, Photos, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Teens, Parents, Selfies, Youtube, Mothers, Social Media, Likes, Seo, Shares

Whoa!! See ALL The Leaked Pics From Kylie Jenner's 2017 Calendar HERE!

We knew this was going to be something when she was confirmed to be working with Terry Richardson, but now having apparently seen all the alleged photos in Kylie Jenner's 2017 calendar... wow!!! An Instagram account appears to have leaked all of the photos from Kylie's 2017 calendar shoot yesterday and we've gotta say, they are SUPER risqué -- but also very, very sexy!! Related: Kylie Sizzles In New Bikini Pics! So without further ado, ch-ch-check out ALL the purported final calendar pics (below...
Tags: Photos, Reality TV, Celebs, Teens, Boobs, Sex, Calendar, Kylie Jenner, Bikini, 2017, Kuwtk, Skin, Abs, Terry Richardson, Kylie

Miley Cyrus' Little Sis Noah Cyrus Releases Her Debut Single! Listen To Make Me (Cry) HERE!

Sure, we all know how MASSIVELY talented Miley Cyrus is, but did you know her little sis might just have the goods too?? Noah Cyrus just released her debut single titled Make Me (Cry) featuring U.K. producer Labrinth, and you may be surprised how good it is... Related: Miley Declares She's Through Crying Over Donald Trump Like her big sis, Noah's voice is deeper and sultrier than her 16 years; and it sounds AH-Mazing on the songstress' first track! The teen took to Instagram on Monday to announc...
Tags: Spotify, Celebs, Instagram, Teens, Disney, Noah, Itunes, Miley Cyrus, Donald Trump, Miley, Labrinth, Noah Cyrus

Instagram Rolls Out Suicide-Prevention Tools

Instagram took a cue from parent company Facebook with its launch of suicide-prevention tools. The new tools will allow Instagram users to anonymously report when they see posts from friends that hint at self-harm, and those friends will receive messages that read: Someone saw one of your posts and thinks you might be going through a difficult time. If you need support, we’d like to help. Those users will also be directed to options that can be accessed via the Instagram application, such as hel...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Teens, Suicide, Friends, Seo, Marne Levine, Seventeen, Suicide Prevention

New brand empowers teen fashion designers through creativity and business

My wife Kelly Sparks is design director at Epic Sky, a new fashion brand that's all about empowering young teen and tween girls. Rather than just trying to guess what young people want in clothes, Epic Sky is working with hypertalented teenage designers to develop the collections, and a wide network of teens and tweens to vet the products and contribute content to their site. This past Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a big spread about the company. Congrats to co-founders Monika Rose an...
Tags: Post, Business, Fashion, Design, News, Instagram, Teens, Tweens, Rose, Sausalito, San Francisco Chronicle, Kwon, Epic Sky, Monika Rose, Kelly Sparks, Antje Worring

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

Facebook reported strong second-quarter-2016 financial results Wednesday, with revenue up 59 percent year-over year and net income soaring 186 percent compared with the . The company reported revenue of $6.436 billion for the quarter, up 59 percent from $4.024 billion in the year-ago period. Revenue from advertising of $6.239 billion was up 63 percent from $3.827 billion in the second quarter of 2015. The social network said mobile ad revenue represented approximately 84 percent of total ad rev...
Tags: Travel, Android, Photos, Videos, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Games, Instagram, Teens, Youtube, Time, Samsung

For Discussion: Are Racist Prom Proposals Becoming a Trend? [PHOTOS] #Promposal

NEWSFLASH! Prom “proposals’ have been a “thing” for a while now, but apparently there’s a new trend forming that includes watermelons & KFC! The photo above went viral recently and many were appalled and offended by the racist undertones. Social media has allowed ‘the world’ to become a part of the latest fad where teens create elaborate proposals for their intended prom date and between the months of April through June, photos related to prom season flood the net… however recently the “cutesy”...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Wtf, News, Instagram, Teens, Social Media, Atlanta, High School, Viral, Prom, Kfc, For Discussion, Viral Photo, Racial Issues

USA Today Breaks Story

Late Thursday afternoon, USA Today laid bare some uncomfortable truths about our nation’s youth: “Teens love Snapchat. Also Instagram.”Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Teens, Snapchat, Usa Today, USA Today Breaks Story

Brands Must Adapt to Emerging Social Networks, Apps

There is a collective myopia when it comes to social media online. We usually date its serious arrival to the increase in popularity of Facebook, around six years ago, and that single property has become for many the quintessential social media platform. But the real story is much more nuanced, and it has big implications for brands in the future. Socialization is, of course, a universal need. And as long as we’ve had computers, we’ve used them to connect with others. We began with network chat,...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Videos, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, South Korea, Twitter, Spotify, Japan, Movies, Coca Cola, Media, Instagram, Email

How Is Gen Z Using Social Media?

Generation Z is starting to come into its own and distinguishing itself from other generations. Very often we hear talk about millennials using social sites, but Gen Z should be your focus if you’re trying to capture viewers and users in emerging markets. A report from college marketing and insights agency Fluent examines the online activity of Gen Z, along with some insights on their use of social networks. Facebook is still the top network for many users; however, it functions as a cornerst...
Tags: Infographics, Facebook, Instagram, Teens, Youtube, Social Media, Snapchat, Generation Z, Gen Z, However Facebook, Fluent, Michael Carey

Cracking the Code to Understand Gen Z

Generation Z, with an estimated spending power of $44 billion, is fast becoming an important cohort for marketers. So how do you target them on social media? First off, don’t just look for them in the same places as you would for their predecessors. This generation consumes content differently. I’ll walk you through their preferences, what they look for in social platforms and messaging apps, and ways to connect with them as a brand. Gen Z’s View on Social Media and Messaging Apps Gen Z grew u...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Teens, Trends, Social Media, Snapchat, Memes, Millennials, Vine, Gifs, Generation Z, Gen Z, Picpal, Social Media and Messaging Apps Gen Z, Mahesh Rajagopalan, Resolvity

Aeropostale 40% OFF Clearance, Bed in a Bag Sets $26.99 (Reg. $118)

Aeropostale Deal Great Clearance deals at Aeropostale today with code CLR40A. Check out their room deals too! Bed in a Bag Sets are only $26.99 (Reg. $118). Free Shipping with orders $75+. Even with shipping this is a great deal. Description: Queen: comforter (90″ x 90″), 2 shams (20″ x 26″), flat sheet (90″ x 102″), fitted... Read More The post Aeropostale 40% OFF Clearance, Bed in a Bag Sets $26.99 (Reg. $118) appeared first on Living Rich With Coupons®.
Tags: Instagram, Teens, Coupons, Online Deals, Bedding, Aeropostale

New Parents Are Ultra-Active on Facebook Via Mobile Devices (Study)

Parents on Facebook post more photos, videos, links and status updates than non-parents, and those posts receive more interactions, with mobile devices at the center of it all. Facebook IQ studied parents between the ages of 25 and 65 worldwide, with infants, toddlers, adolescents and teens, as well as data from Facebook and Instagram in eight countries—Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.—with help from Ipsos MediaCT and Sound Research. The social network’s r...
Tags: Photos, Videos, Mobile, Facebook, Teens, Parents, Children, Australia, Mexico, Germany, Advertising, Marketing, Brands, Spain, Links, Canada

Chick-fil-A Manager Allegedly Not On Fleek After Banning Slang at Work

Eric the manager is fed up! According to one Reddit user, a group of Instagram-loving, Vine-sharing, Twitter-tweeeting teens have been accusing their Chick-fil-A co-workers of being "3hunnid" and "on fleek." Management, it would seem, is against not only teens empowering other teens but true love (t o paraphrase scholar Max Muller: " A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without bae"). I f this is just a Redditor's hoax, he's captured the poetry of an aggrieved fast ...
Tags: Instagram, Teens, On Fleek, Fast Food, Chick-fil-a, Internet Slang, Reddit, Eric, Max Muller, Bruh

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