TikTok Is Racist Towards P.O.C.

TikTok is an app where you can make 15 second-3 minute videos. It used to be called musical.ly. Before it was called TikTok, only kids used to be on the app, but now there are teens and adults on the app. With there being grown people on the app, more political and social problems are […]

Social Media’s Negative Effects on Young People

Introduction Nowadays, it is easy for everyone to access anything and be aware of what is going on in the world and keep updated about the news. People use social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc. for many reasons, such as for business reasons, motivational platforms, or just for fun, but some people do […]

The Effects Of Social Media On Teens’ Mental Health

Introduction 20 years ago, it definitely wasn’t normal to see a teen carrying a smartphone around seemingly 24/7, constantly checking their various social media accounts. Nowadays, social media seems to be an important part of the average teenager’s life. Thousands of teens are currently involved in popular platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok. The […]

Social Media’s Relentless Attack on Adolescent Wellbeing

The relevance of social media in 2020 is evident. Amid lockdowns, when many workplaces, schools, and other public spaces shut down, we resorted to social media to connect with our peers, coworkers, and friends. Furthermore, social media platforms were employed to spread awareness about pertinent causes, such as the Black Lives Matter movement and calls […]

The Essential Role of Social Media in the Black Lives Matter Movement Today

Social Media and Social Change  In the midst of the global COVID19 pandemic, citizens everywhere have turned to social media to connect with people virtually, while in-person contact is not permitted. As the Black Lives Matter movement has taken off after recent events, Black Lives Matters has become a prominent topic on social media platforms. […]

Social Networking During Social Distancing

The launch of Facebook in the early 2000s was a paradigm shift in the world of social media. The subsequent advent of WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other networking platforms have undoubtedly kept the folks on their feet. In the year 2020, the worldwide crisis of COVID-19 birthed the unusual lockdown, resulting in a series […]

Instagram Executes a “No Likes” Test in Seven Countries

Proceeding studies that have shown the effects social media has on mental health, Instagram has hidden the “like” feature in seven countries, which is a much needed change working towards cutting down the pressure and stress that accompanies the app. Social Media and Mental Health Social Media, from Facebook to Instagram, undoubtedly plays a major […]

Social Media, Perspective Taking, And The Lack Of Meaningful Conversation

Called Out And #Cancelled Social media is social in terms of connecting more people to each other in an easily accessible way. However, deep conversation and comprehension of others’ perspectives have largely been lost in the social media world. People are divided by political and social affiliations and often collide with, rather than absorb information […]

Reducing Depression Among High School Students

In 2017, the Higher Education Research Institute reported that “half of all incoming college freshman feel depressed in their senior years of high school.” Based on this trend, high schools need to do a better job of alleviating stress on high school seniors. Senior year of high school can be one of the most exciting […]