Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

Social Media and Youth Mental Health — It’s Nuanced

By Nathan Davies, ConnectSafely Research Associate The past 14 years have seen a sharp increase in mental illness, self-harm, and suicide among young people in the United States, particularly among teenage girls. The Centers for Disease Control found that for children...
Parent’s Guide to TikTok

Parent’s Guide to TikTok

Download Guide (PDF) Download Quick Guide (PDF) 5 Minutes with TikTok (Video) TikTok-ConnectSafely Family Survey Getting started Although you can view TikTok videos at TikTok.com, downloading the mobile app is the best way to learn about and use the service. New users...
Parent’s Guide to Discord

Parent’s Guide to Discord

More and more teens are joining Discord, a communications platform, to connect with peers and friends. Discord makes it easy for teens to find connection and belonging – whether it’s in a group for studying or shared interests like a band or sports team. Discord...
Parent’s Quick-Guide to Instagram

Parent’s Quick-Guide to Instagram

Download Quick-Guide (PDF) What is Instagram? Instagram is a social media app used to share photos, videos, and messages. With features like Stories, Feed, Live, Instagram TV, and messaging, teens use Instagram to celebrate big milestones, share everyday moments, keep...
Quick-Guide to Roblox for Parents

Quick-Guide to Roblox for Parents

Download the Guide (PDF) What is Roblox? Roblox is an online platform where anyone can create and share games. There are literally millions of user-generated 3D game worlds on Roblox. Some games are free to play, while others cost “Robux,” the online...