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Accents: Promoting Healthy Social Media Use

Student on a phone in bedFebruary 19, 2021

WCW Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., is featured in Accents discussing teens and technology during COVID-19.

FORBESIGNITE: Dr. Linda Charmaraman

Child sitting with phone in bedDecember 10, 2020

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., discusses her research on the Forbes Ignite podcast, Inner Wealth.

Medical Xpress: Quantity, content, and context of social media use may affect adolescents' sleep

A young girl is looking at a mobile phone in bed. November 3, 2020

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., of WCW and the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab is quoted in this article describing her new study on adolescent sleep and bedtime technology habits.

VeryWellHealth: Dogs Significantly Improve Teens' Social Development, New Research Finds

Girl with dogOctober 14, 2020

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., of WCW and the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab was mentioned in this article that describes the links between pet ownership and teen social development.

Lifewire: Why is Facebook Going Back to College?

A student sitting at a deskSeptember 24, 2020

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., of WCW is quoted in this article discussing Facebook in the time of COVID-19 as it relates to incoming college students.

Education Dive: Navigating cyberbullying more difficult amid COVID-19, but there are options

three students posing in front of computersAugust 7, 2020

Senior Research Scientst Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., spoke with Education Dive about the positive ways middle schoolers have been using social media during COVID-19.

Bay State Parent: When social distancing collides with social media

Teenage Girls with CellphoneMay 21, 2020

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., comments on the positive and negative impacts social media use can have during COVID-19.

Your Teen Magazine: There is Plenty to be Gained from Social Media for Middle Schoolers

Dr. Linda Charmaraman is interviewed by Your Teen MagazineApril 17, 2020

Dr. Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., discusses the positive and negative impact of teen and tween social media use during COVID-19 in a video interview with Your Teen Magazine.

Insider: How Social Media Affects The Mental Health of Teenagers

Teens on phonesMarch 18, 2020

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., and her research is quoted in this article on the impact of social media on the health of teens.

The Week: The Truth About Tweens and Screens

February 21, 2020

Senior research scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., shares her insight on the different ways kids engage with and feel the effects of social media.

Wired: I Monitor My Teens' Electronics, and You Should Too

January 27, 2020

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., director of the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab discusses the evidence for parental monitoring of online and mobile content and associated positive outcomes.

Baystate Parent: Should You Buy Your Tween a Smartphone? An expert weighs in

Teenage Girls With CellphoneDecember 18, 2019

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., senior research scientist, discusses some of the important factors parents should consider when thinking about purchasing a cell phone for their tweens.

New York Post: Why Teens Shoot Video of Violence Instead of Helping

September 19, 2019

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., director of the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab, discusses the causes of a growing phenomenon: teens’ failure to act in situations of violence.

Wellesley College: Wellesley Centers for Women Partners with Local Middle School to Promote Healthy Social Media Use

August 19, 2019

Senior research scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., helps teach middle schoolers about social media’s impact on their lives and healthy ways to use it.



Examining the complex factors that determine a young person’s identity, including their race, gender, sexuality, political and socio-economic status.

Mainstream Media


Examining the effects of the media messages that youth receive across their screens, magazine pages, and the airwaves.

Social Media


Understanding engagement with social media, the struggles and opportunities that families and schools encounter, implications for health and wellbeing, and adolescent’s own autonomy.

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