VoiceBox is all about understanding and communicating what matters to young people. Our community of creators is always inspiring us to look a little deeper into the topics that affect them, and leading the way as we do research into anything that deserves some extra attention.
- Reality Shifting: Escapism Gone Too Far?
Reality Shifting: Escapism Gone Too Far?
‘Reality shifting’ is a meditation-esque practice where people believe they can genuinely transcend or ‘shift’ their consciousness into other realities. This phenomenon has been reimagined by social media – adopted by young people to withdraw from real life in order to cope with the stresses they are facing. Our latest report explores this trend and how it is affecting those who participate.
- Munchausen by Internet
Munchausen by Internet
In recent months there has been growing concern about the increasing frequency at which young people online portray mental health problems that they do not have. Our latest report explores this new trend.
- Digital Wellbeing: A Balancing Act
Digital Wellbeing: A Balancing Act
In the past 18 months, the internet and our devices have become an even more integral part of our live. In many ways this has been a blessing, allowing friends and families to stay connected through lockdowns. It has, however, also highlighted the importance of using the internet in a safe and healthy way. We find out how young people are maintaining Digital Wellbeing as the internet becomes increasingly significant in their lives.
- OnlyFans and young people: exploitation or empowerment
OnlyFans and young people: exploitation or empowerment
Over the past year, OnlyFans has rapidly grown in popularity, in no small part due to the changes in the employment landscape following government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. We find out how young people have responded to the site's rapid growth, and the implications of the explosion of adult content it hosts.