TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms – here's why kids love it

An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.

Kevin Munger, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: social-media china twitter facebook video india young-people mobile-apps apps youtube instagram youth tiktok snapchat us-china-relations

Juuling among US youth is about the cool factor, new study suggests

Current legislation focuses on the flavor of e-cigarettes. But the latest research shows the attraction isn't about taste.

Marika Waselewski, Research Specialist, University of Michigan • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  high-school  e-cigarettes  young-people  adolescents  youth  nicotine  juul  flavored-e-cigarettes  ban-on-flavored-e-cigarettes

Why young people are drinking less – and what older drinkers can learn from them

Shifts in how alcohol is viewed by young people shows that excessive drinking doesn't have to be the default way of socialising.

Dominic Conroy, Lecturer in Psychology, University of East London • conversation
March 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  alcohol  binge-drinking  young-people  drinking-culture

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