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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


These top Depop sellers make as much as $10,000 a month. They reveal 5 ways to make money with Gen Z's favorite shopping app.

Depop US top seller Syndy Boney. Sydny Sky Young people around the world are getting rich selling secondhand and vintage goods on Depop. Insider spoke to some of the app's top sellers to find out what it takes to be successful. Good photography and consistency in brand image were two key pieces of advice they offered. See more stories on Insider's business page. Young people around the world are using Depop to get rich.The social shopping app, which launched in 2011 and was bough...
Tags: News, Teens, Shopping, Etsy, Ebay, Trends, Millennials, Retail, Vintage, Don, Dale, Watkins, Bella Hadid, Gen Z, Tech Insider, Boney


The hospitalization rate among teens who are unvaccinated is 10 times higher than teens who are vaccinated, new CDC data shows

A nurse gives a 13-year-old a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre. On May 12, 2021, the CDC approved the use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in 12 through 15-year-old adolescents. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The COVID-19 hospitalization rate among unvaccinated teens was 10 times higher than fully vaccinated teens. The new data was released Friday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report said the data...
Tags: Science, News, Teens, Children, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Paul Hennessy, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


TikTok adds educational resources for parents as part of its Family Pairing feature

TikTok is expanding its in-app parental controls feature, Family Pairing, with educational resources designed to help parents better support their teenage users, the company announced morning. The pairing feature, which launched to global users last year, allows parents of teens aged 13 and older to connect their accounts with the child’s so the parent can set controls related to screen time use, who the teen can direct message, and more. But the company heard from teens that they also want thei...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Family, Teens, Privacy, Social Networks, Safety, Parents, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Digital Privacy, Software, Computing, Parental Controls


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


53 thoughtful and useful gifts that teens will actually use

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Patagonia It's never easy to shop for a teenager, especially since their tastes tend to change frequently. We rounded up 53 gifts for teens to make it easier to find the perfect gadget, game, or accessory. Browse all of Insider Reviews gift guides for more great ideas. Being a teenager is tough, but trying to buy a gift for one is even harder. They are often-times picky and fickle when it comes to...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Nordstrom, Taylor Swift, Teens, Parenting, La, Disney, Gift, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Gifts, Netflix, Fifa


Anonymous Snapchat-connected app Sendit surges with 3.5M installs after Snap suspends YOLO and LMK

In May of this year, Snap suspended two Snapchat-integrated apps that allowed users to send anonymous messages, Yolo and LMK, following a lawsuit filed on behalf of a mother whose son died by suicide after being bullied through messages on the apps for many months. In the wake of the suspensions, another anonymous messaging app called Sendit has been rising in the app stores’ charts, as Snapchat’s younger users sought a replacement for the apps the company blocked. Since the news of the suspens...
Tags: TC, Apps, Teens, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Anonymous, Instant Messaging, Square, App Store, IAC, Yik Yak, Lens, Snap, YOLO, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Anonymous Snapchat app Sendit surges with 3.5M installs after Snap bans Yolo and LMK

In May of this year, Snap banned two Snapchat platform apps that allowed users to send anonymous messages, Yolo and LMK, following a lawsuit filed on behalf of a mother whose son died by suicide after being bullied through messages on the apps for many months. In the wake of Snap’s ban, another anonymous messaging app called Sendit has been rising in the app stores’ charts, as Snapchat’s younger users sought a replacement for the apps the company blocked. Since the news of the ban was first rep...
Tags: TC, Apps, Teens, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Anonymous, Instant Messaging, Square, App Store, IAC, Yik Yak, Lens, Snap, YOLO, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Elevations RTC: Support For Struggling Teens

If your teen is going through a tough time, you may feel a little out of your depth. While as parents, you try your best to support them as much as you can, sometimes you may need to reach out for external help. Don’t fret – there are always options available that can suit your needs. There are a range of residential youth treatment centers that offer on-site care and can help both you and your child deal with the issue at hand, whether that’s mental health problems, emotional or learni...
Tags: Fashion, Teens, Parenting, Teenagers, Teenager, Don, RTC, Youth Center, Utah USA, Troubled Teens, Elevations RTC, Struggling Teens


55 thoughtful and useful gifts that teens will actually use

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Patagonia It's never easy to shop for a teenager, especially since their tastes tend to change frequently. We rounded up 55 gifts for teens to make it easier to find the perfect gadget, game, or accessory. Browse all of Insider Reviews gift guides for more great ideas. Being a teenager is tough, but trying to buy a gift for one is even harder. They are often-times picky and fickle when it comes to...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Teens, Parenting, La, Disney, Gift, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Gifts, Netflix, Fifa, Nintendo


How To Deal With a Disrespectful Grown Child That Ignores You

Parenting is difficult and complicated. We dedicate ourselves to keeping our children safe and healthy all the time. Even if they are grown up, we still have the urge to get connected to them all the time no matter what they do or where they live. How we deal with grown children who ignore their parents matter. It can be hurtful when we find our adult relationship with our children is getting strained. This is where we seek to know why we have grown children who ignore their parents. R...
Tags: Fashion, Teens, Parenting, Teenagers, Teen, Teenager, Parenting Tips, Parenting Advice, Disrespectful, Parenting Tools, Grown Child


56 thoughtful and useful gifts that teens will actually use

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Patagonia It's never easy to shop for a teenager, especially since their tastes tend to change frequently. We rounded up 56 gifts for teens to make it easier to find the perfect gadget, game, or accessory. Browse all of Insider Reviews gift guides for more great ideas. Being a teenager is tough, but trying to buy a gift for one is even harder. They are often-times picky and fickle when it comes to ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Home Depot, Taylor Swift, Teens, Parenting, La, Disney, Gift, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Gifts, Netflix, Fifa


A 16-year-old entrepreneur reportedly brought in $1.7 million reselling video games, outdoor heaters, and above-ground swimming pools at sky-high prices during the pandemic

CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images A New Jersey teen made $1.7 million in revenue reselling low-stock items, per The Wall Street Journal. Max Hayden, 16, said he sold items such as outdoor heaters for double their retail price during the pandemic. Entrepreneurial Gen Z are increasingly finding new ways to make money online. See more stories on Insider's business page. Max Hayden, a 16-year-old New Jersey resident, reportedly pulled in $1.7 million in revenue flipping out-of-stock ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Teens, Shopping, Entrepreneur, Trends, Economy, New Jersey, Retail, Pew Research, Hayden, Gen Z, Facebook Marketplace, Resale, Depop, Mary Hanbury


3 Mistakes Parents Make When Setting Boundaries For Teenagers

The teenage years are wild. Mood swings, anger issues, academics, self-identity, and a growing understanding of the world can take a toll on most teenagers’ mental health. And with the ubiquitous social media of the modern age, teenagers are now more stressed than ever. All of this can make handling your teenager quite a task for you. Because teenagers are naive (and curious), it’s important to set certain boundaries and rules with them. This will keep them disciplined and safe while al...
Tags: Parenthood, Fashion, Teens, Parenting, Teenagers, Teenager, Parenting Tips, Parenting Advice, Teen Drivers, Troubled Teens, Parenting Talk, New Vision Psychology


Heart inflammation investigated as possible rare COVID-19 vaccine side effect in teens and young people

A nurse gives a 13-year-old a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre. On May 12, 2021, the CDC approved the use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in 12 through 15-year-old adolescents. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A new study has raised the possibility of a heart condition being a very rare side effect of the Pfizer shot. Seven US teen boys experienced chest pain within a few days of having their second COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible t...
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More teens are ending up in the hospital with COVID-19, now the CDC is urging parents to get them vaccinated

Natalie Ruiz,19, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center at Miami Dade College, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Miami. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Coronavirus hospitalization rates among teens rose in March and April, the CDC said. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky called the trend alarming. Walensky is encouraging parents to get their teens vaccinated against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of teens hospitalized with COVID-19 increased i...
Tags: Science, Teens, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Fema, Miami, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Miami Dade College, Lynne Sladky, Coronavirus, COVID, Natalie Ruiz, Sarah Al Arshani, Rochelle Walensky


56 cool, unique Amazon gifts that teenagers will actually love, from Spikeball to astrology jewelry

Amazon Teens are notoriously difficult to shop for, especially when it comes to gifts. To help ease your shopping stress, we put together a list of 56 cool gift ideas for teens. All the gifts are available through Amazon. Teens might be difficult to shop for, but you don't need to search far and wide for gift ideas - Amazon has options in everything from tech to beauty gifts.From a book that Netflix adapted into a hit movie to a Sonos speaker, we've rounded up the best 56 best...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Teens, Trends, Features, Gifts, Netflix, Fifa, Nintendo, Luigi, Starbucks, Alexa, Luna, Gift Ideas, Bedford


The 32 best gifts for teen girls on Amazon, from a tie-dye kit to a karaoke microphone

Buying gifts for teen girls doesn't have to be difficult or send you searching across many sites. Using my own sisters as inspiration, I chose 32 Amazon gifts that cover many interests and budgets. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here. Buying gifts for teen girls can be a daunting task, which is probably why they end up with seven identical lip balms from different relatives every year. But getting a thoughtful, fun, and useful gift is easier than you ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Gift Guide, Taylor Swift, Teens, Trends, Gifts, Netflix, Nintendo, Ugg, Hulu, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anker, Alexa, Luna


Teens in Moderna's vaccine trial share their experiences and mild side effects as data show the shot is effective in younger people

Ella Bates participated in a clinical trial of the Moderna vaccine in March. Cristy Bates Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine appears to be highly effective in teens. Insider spoke with four teens who volunteered for Moderna's vaccine study in March. The volunteers are still waiting to find out if they got the vaccine or a placebo. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the teens who participated in Moderna's latest COVID-19 vaccine study, the scariest thing about the clin...
Tags: Science, Teens, Trends, PAUL, Bates, Ella, Moderna, Bendix, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine, Andrea Michelson, Ella Bates, Cristy Bates Moderna, Until Moderna, Cristy Bates


55 thoughtful gifts that teens will actually want to keep

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Patagonia It's never easy to shop for a teenager, especially since their tastes tend to change frequently. We rounded up 55 gifts for teens to make it easier to find the perfect gadget, game, or accessory. Browse all of Insider Reviews gift guides for more great ideas. Being a teenager is tough, but trying to buy a gift for one is even harder. They are often-times picky and fickle when it comes to ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Teens, Parenting, La, Disney, Gift, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Gifts, Netflix, Fifa, Broadway


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 Fer.al 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, Fer.al, 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


28 of the best gifts for teen girls, from a virtual assistant to a popular book series

Buying gifts for teen girls doesn't have to be difficult or send you searching across multiple sites.Using my own sisters as inspiration, I chose 28 Amazon gifts that cover many interests and budgets.Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.See also: 44 cool and unique gifts teens actually want to receive--->Buying gifts for teen girls can be a daunting task, which is probably why they end up with seven identical lip balms from different relatives every year. B...
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54 cool and unique gifts that teenagers will actually appreciate - all from Amazon

Amazon Teens are notoriously difficult to shop for. To help ease your shopping stress, we put together a list of 54 cool gift ideas for teens - all available on Amazon.Need more ideas? Check out all of our gift guides.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsTeens might be difficult to shop for, but you don't need to search far and wide for gift ideas - Amazon has options in most conceivable categories: tech, style, beauty, home, kitchen, etc....
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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


What Parents Need to Know About TikTok's Latest Privacy Controls

TikTok announced today that it is adding a few new privacy safeguards for users under the age of 18, including enhanced default privacy settings, tighter restrictions on who can comment on videos, and which videos can be downloaded.Read more...
Tags: Teens, Privacy, Lifehacks, Tiktok


The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture: Your Kids Think Helen Keller Is Fake

If there’s one thing you can count on on the internet, it’s nothing. The whole thing is made of lies, rumors, conjecture, and outrage. But while adults believe lies like “the election was fake” and attempt to destroy American democracy over it, kids believe dumb rumors about Kanye West and Helen Keller. I know which…Read more...
Tags: Teens, Video Games, Kanye West, Lifehacks, Helen Keller, Tiktok


The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: So Many Internet Controversies

This week’s look at kidz’ pop-culture features an overload of useless web-celebs, a fight over Wonder Woman, and even a talking dog. So dig in—I promise I won’t mention COVID-19 at all! (Except there, where I just did.) Thank Odin the holidays are over and our lives can go back to normal, eh?Read more...
Tags: Teens, Video Games, Lifehacks, Odin, Tiktok


8 of the Best Things We Learned This Year About Raising Teens

Parenting kids through different ages and stages doesn’t really get easier or harder; it just gets different. There are challenges to each age our kids enter, and often those challenges are vastly different from the age that came before it—but there’s something special about parenting a teenager. We remember our own…Read more...
Tags: Teens, Teenagers, Lifehacks, Pandemic Parenting