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Tweens, teens and screens: The average time kids spend watching online videos has doubled in 4 years

But usage has surged despite mounting concerns from parents and consumer groups about the grip that smartphones and screens have on kids’ lives and development. Advocates worry that features hard-wired into certain tech platforms, such as YouTube’s default autoplay setting, reinforce the impulse to keep watching. “More and more screen time is devoted to content […]

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Porn Grifters Are Chasing Teens On TikTok

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A new survey shows that Snapchat is still the favorite social platform among Gen Z – but it’s not the app teens are using the most

The Gender Spectrum Collection Snapchat remains the favorite social platform among teens, a survey from Piper Jaffray shows. The survey reports that while Snapchat was the favorite social platform, Instagram beat out Snapchat in monthly users among Gen Zers. Despite these numbers, Snapchat’s number of daily active users is continuing to fall, and has been […]

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Facebook is working on a new platform specifically for meme-obsessed teens that's already being described as 'cringey'

Three of this year’s best memes.baby tracy/Twitter; Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock; Complex/YouTube Facebook is quietly building a platform for discovering memes, TechCrunch reports. The platform is called LOL, and will consist of “funny videos and GIF-like clips” that users can vote on and share. However, LOL was described as “cringey” to TechCrunch, and the platform is said […]